13.05.2022 – 03.09.2022
For the first time, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle is showing the artist Daniel Knorr in a solo exhibition.
The œuvre of the Biennale and Documenta participant is characterized by its versatility in terms of content and media. His sculptures, photographs, performances, projects in public space and site-specific installations take a look at social and socio-political themes, reflect on them and offer new perspectival options.
The exhibition “Alpenpfützen” follows a musical and topographical trail through the Alps. Newly created works from the “Depression Elevations” series abstract topographical forms of glaciers and riverbeds, visualize and materialize traces of the wind and transpose them into wall objects of expressive color. New works by the artist from the “Canvas Sculptures” series reference mountain motifs of art historical antecedents such as Matisse and Kirchner or integrate musical notations into a dilating notion of music as an integral part of our natural cosmos of experience. In a continuation of his work “Laundry”, which Daniel Knorr first presented as a performative act at Art Basel Unlimited in 2019, his latest iteration “Laundry: Isetta 2022” was created. Individual canvases are assembled into the car body contours of the iconic 1950s microcar – one of the smallest cars in the world – and are painted using a car wash converted into a painting machine. The mechanical nature of industrial car washing is transformed into a sensual materialization of an artistic practice.
Mountain Dance, 2022
Pigmented polyurethane cast, UV resistant
118 × 109 × 15 cm
© Daniel Knorr / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022