Deborah Poynton’s sometimes monumental canvases are painted in a virtuoso realistic technique that reveals the smallest details. These are works that offer a reflective visual experience that forces one to pause and resists the fleeting flood of images in digital media. The overwhelming visual richness of her pictorial worlds, in which the gaze can wander almost endlessly, shows a constructed reality, combined from different set pieces.
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Relic: remnant from a past time, or remnant from a previous of a former state, indicates being left behind, abandoned (Latin: rēlinquere). The curated works show traces of something greater or something that has disappeared. In doing so, the art production imitates, on the one hand, traces of past epochs. On the material plays an essential role. As a medium used are used: quotes, collage, installation, sculpture, drawing, film, textile works.
Author and journalist Jörg-Uwe Albig will discuss the theses of his new book with Mladen Gladic on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.
In current debates about climate policy, refugees to Corona, a horror image is regularly conjured up: the specter of moralism. We encounter morality in everyday life, in politics, in society. But morality is often just ranted about. In his new book, Jörg-Uwe Albig counters this in a biting, rousing and cleverly argued way.