WHILE I WAS MEASURING THE SKY
Berlin-based artist and longtime Lodown buddy Manuel Osterholt aka Superblast returned from his cosmic travels just recently - what he found out there is now recapped through his latest solo-show aptly titled “While I Was Measuring The Sky - A Surprised Meteorite Fell On My Head“, which will open on November 1st at Berlin's HVW8 gallery.
“In bursts of neon paint, Osterholt configures symbolic odes to our human condition and mortality. Through his use of vivid and unnatural colors, elements of nature, the celestial and the otherworldly are transfigured into warning signs, as if illuminated by the prophetic glow from an explosion elsewhere. Like a heatwave in fall, the paintings whisper age-old fables in the flicker of pink-orange candle light: an ancient cycle of birth and destruction binds humanity and the natural world. Osterholt also presents a series of ceramic masks which reference both the traditions of ancient ceremony and ritual, and hiding in plain sight. These themes are unified in the glow of a lightbox installation, which features in the show as a symbolic gesture towards the tension between light and dark.“
Exhibition Opening / Friday, 1st of November 2019 / 6:00pm - 10:00pm / HVW8 Berlin / Linienstraße 161 / 10115 Berlin
The show will be on display until Nov 30 2019.