01.09.2023 – 28.10.2023
“I attempt to solve pictures for me, what emerges in the end, I never know. If I recognize something in the picture while painting that triggers a memory in me that I wasn’t aware of before, it’s finished. This exposed point reverses the painting into something objectively perceptible. My goal is to depict this inspiration as accurately as possible. I do not care what exactly is triggered, what matters is that a connection is created with the viewer.” – Maximilian Rödel
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle invites Berlin-based artist Maximilian Rödel (*1984) to a solo exhibition as part of Various Others 2023. On display will be the painter’s characteristic color-abstracted oil paintings, which in their potentiated atmospheric expression unfold a supra-temporal and -spatial validity. The color behaves diffusely on the canvas; it condenses, drapes itself like a nebulous veil over pictorial areas or at times develops a dazzling radiance. In Rödel’s works, color itself is elevated to the central pictorial object, thus transcending its primordial function as a representational carrier medium. Boundary-dissolving, space-opening and immersive, allowing associations and yet intangible and adhering to the hidden, the compositions harbor a seemingly effortless complexity as well as multi-layeredness that prompts fundamental reflections on the Anthropocene.
yet untitled (Ocean Spiral), 2023
Öl auf Leinwand
250 x 220 cm
Copyright: Maximilian Rödel