Florian Fausch, Ulla Reiter and Dominik Schmitt
November 18th 2017 – January 14th 2018
opening reception: November 17th, 6 – 9pm
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From November 18th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018 janinebeangallery presents paintings and sculptures by the artists Ulla Reiter, Florian Fausch and Dominik Schmitt.
Influenced by cartoon characters and the world of consumption, Ulla Reiter creates impressing mystic sculptures with an abundance of avant-garde and joy of invention using the unconventional material of plastic foam. The artist shapes this material deliberately using a classic scupltural technique: The figures are carved with weaver‘s scissors and dissecting instruments directly from the block. Ulla Reiter lives and works in Bamberg, Bavaria.
The paintings of the Swiss artist Florian Fausch are utopian architectural landscapes with a formal language which follows its own laws. These are places as well as „non-places“ at once, circling the concept of the painting. Landscape and interior space are being unfolded and splintered, interlock with each other again and form something entirely new.
Dominik Schmitt comes from the deep south of Germany, from a town called Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. His artworks comprise paintings and drawings, but also video art. He manifests his anatomical introspections in a both morbid and ironic way on canvas and thereby addresses subjectivity as well as questions about art and its conception. Despite all modernity Schmitt makes
formal use of elements of the Renaissance and christian iconography.