Opening: October 25 2019, 18:00
SANATORIUM is pleased to announce “Correspondences”, a two-person show featuring new works by Turkish artist Yunus Emre Erdoğan and Austrian artist Clemens Wolf, curated by Domenico de Chirico. The exhibition will be held in SANATORIUM between October 25 to December 1, 2019.
In the exhibition, the space investigated by Yunus Emre Erdoğan and Clemens Wolf could be defined as a laminar space that is difficult to place, almost evanescent. The correspondences between the artistic investigations of the two artists are manifold and becoming even livelier when they confront their foundations. The founding sense, the smell of the background, the breath or the breathlessness behind is at the essence, in that initial moment constituting the creative base of the respective works.
In his studies, Yunus Emre Erdoğan directs his gaze towards places and objects, their interaction with light and perimeters of space. His works, mostly in charcoal, have an atmosphere that is as intense as it is extended. Spatial elements are often freed from formalism by tending towards minimalist inflections. Developing a phantom gaze on the objects, the artist pursues a metaphysical search for meaning, based on imperceptible voices and invisible traces left by objects in space, seeking the existence of emptiness.
On the other part, the works of Clemens Wolf describe the interest in capturing a fragile and transitory moment in a contemplative state that oscillates between figuration and abstraction through a specific use of materials and colors. Using a piece of expanded metal as a brush, Wolf initially places a thick layer of oil paint on the canvas to create a highly textured monochromatic composition by printing the expanded metal in the resin and then adding pigment to it. Therefore, the final compositions are realized without actually touching the surface of the canvas. The process coincides with surrender and surrender coincides with the fugacity of spatial abstraction.