Falk Gernegroß - Twist

27.11.2014–04.01.2015

Painting 

The experience of looking at any of Falk Gernegross' paintings is similar to that of stumbling upon someone else's private event or personal encounter, and hovering to snatch a glance for a split second too long. Boldly painted in vivid pinks, yellows, and reds, his characters are shown in intimate moments: playing Twister together; lying in the long grass; undressing in a bedroom. The soft curves and fleshy tones of the body are captured with a particular attention to detail, managing to fluctuate between strong realism and a cartoon-like style. The combined result is suggestive of the slightly distorted images that you might recall from a dream, reflecting reality through the lens of your own memories and your own associations. Gernegross' paintings are strange and yet familiar; timeless but also strongly contemporary; erotic and yet innocent. 

 from Interview with Falk Gernegross by Louise Benson. 

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