In the unlikely case you've missed the excellent news: our good friend and kupferstecher Sebastian Haslauer is having a solo-show at Berlin's HVW8 Gallery between 22 July - 26 August 2017. Titled “Élégies“, it will showcase an overdose of post-post-modern zeitgeist presented via a soft spot for being downright silly when necessary.
“HVW8 Berlin is pleased to present ‘Élégies’, a solo show by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Haslauer. The exhibition compiles painting, collage, cartoon, found objects and poetry, produced as a stretching exercise during the artist’s lengthy marathon of painting. As the title hints, Haslauer offers a lament to the 21st Century, contemplating the visual saturation of the digital world and the content of modern mass media. He is inspired by the melancholy in the work of Ovid, Goethe and Schiller–‘Élégies’ presents a similar sentimentality, but this becomes satirised through the artist’s distortion of contemporary found imagery and playful, non-figurative forms. By removing visual material from its original context, Haslauer teases us with ambiguous social and political narratives, undermining the desire to follow the status quo.“
The Grande Opening will take place this forthcoming Friday at 7pm. HVW8 Gallery Berlin / Linienstraße 161 / 10115 Berlin