Roland Faesser

Trallalla   2012

acrystal, plastic, acrylic   110 x 100 und 130 cm high

Matthias Aeberli

Ohne Titel  2012

Acryl auf Leinwand  40 x 30 cm

Tarek Abu Hageb

Frame the First   2009
Pastel chalk on cotton and wood   65 x 45 cm

Matthias Aeberli

Ohne Titel   2012

Acryl auf Leinwand   60 x 50 cm

Roland Faesser

Big Balls   2012

polyresin, epoxy lamination, acrylic   40 x 40 und 180 cm high

Tarek Abu Hageb

Hangover   2012

Cloth and wood   72 x 76 cm

Matthias Aeberli

Ohne Titel  2012
Acryl auf Leinwand  80 x 60 cm

Roland Faesser

Heads or Tails  2012 

epoxy lamination, acrylic, chromium steel   50 x 80 and 160 cm high

Tarek Abu Hageb

And then you are gone   2012

Sprayfarbe, Leinen   40 x 50 cm

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THINK TANK TONKY      .      Fresh, large-scale canvases by Matthias Aeberli, weirdly alluring pieces in XXlarge by Tarek Abu Hageb. Are they docking onto Roland Faesser's newest sculptures or is it the other way round? A crazy, playful, batty triad. An exhibition with subversively cursive character. 'Grrrrr' and 'trallalla', 'click' and a little 'holy ghost'. I think I'm dreaming – and all the while the duck quacks bevor a shoddy-looking Lupo gobbles it up. The wolf, for his part, is captured by Peter and led into the Garden of Eden where little Eve feeds it fresh apples. Are you bonkers? Stop trying to wiggle out of this and whisper something into my merrily unshaved armpit. Ears jiggle above a washboard stomach that can barely constrain itself and sends out poison-green flash signals until the dwarf starts vibrating. Are they not a sight to behold, foolhardily adorable, a little cranky and yet so defenceless? Caressing with sturdy eyelashes is allowed.

   

Tarek Abu Hageb  .  A few years ago, I started to think about the frame and it's limits. The frames are metaphysically paintings but objects, too. Or are they just leaving the regular painting ground?
This exhibition is a chance to leave my usual suspects. Treating my mind as a lab, leaving the known. A chance for a change. To be continued...

Roland Faesser  .  One Second Sculptures : The new sculptures by Roland Faesser could also be described as manipulated objets trouvés. By snatching their familiar environment, apparently random shapes and constellations are boost to the socket by different actors. With these surprising masterstrokes suggestive figurations are isolated and united into new creatures. Charming aliens who don't deny their origin in order to transform instantly again. These fluctuating mutations are testimony about enhancing self-presentations and performances that nonchalantly break the conventions and so provide more space for the imaginary reality.

  

Matthias Aeberli  .  To my opinion art can be deduced from artificial, it works with virtual reality and it is always an attept of a counterstatement. Opposed to the hard facts which surround us. So it is also a manifest of  deficiency, of  the faults in the status quo- if everything would be perfect, why would we need new pictures, new images all the time? Working on or with images all the time consists in a continuous examination of social belongings, it may lead far away from these without ignoring the initial position. Painting as an extremely specialized part of art in general terms is one of the oldest media and has proven to be very versatile, 2D is capable to depict very comlex threedimensional circumstances. In an artificial way.
It looks like we would still need new other images in order to be capable to estimate and classify the already existing images, attitudes and settings.