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DENNIS SCHOLL

BIOGRAPHY

Nadine Fraczkowski, Jonas Jensen, Dennis Scholl

 

Opening December 08, 2011, 7 pm

until January 28, 2012

 

 

 

For Dennis Scholl drawing is the art of reduction. The targeted abstraction of the visual excesses of reality. At first sight, the work of Dennis Scholl

seems to contest such assertions. In his monochrome drawings, which vary from small size to nearly monumental (280 x 200 cm), Scholl confronts

the observer with an "unsettling" delight in detail. His collage-like, hyper-real images seem anything but reduced, as one work can bring together

objects which seem to have nothing in common but the pictorial space itself. He creates images which draw their strength out of the inconsistent,

the contingent and the secluded. Like emblems or icons, they allow the observer to discern a possible meaning beyond the confusion they provoke

at first sight. But they reject a complete iconographic solution that would degrade the images to mere illustrations;rather, they draw the observer into

a confusing game with wildly varying reference systems.

 

 

 

Selbst als Hieronymus, Dionysius & Samson, 2009

pen on paper

150 x 110 cm

 

 

Mönch, Sonne stehlend, 2010

pen on paper

29,7 x 21 cm

 

 

Elagabal, 2010

pen on paper

29,7 x 21 cm

 

 

Drei Tröpfchen für den Grafen Borromeo, 2010

pen on paper

29,7 x 21 cm

 

 

Dunkle Jahrhunderte, 2010

pen on paper

29,7 x 21 cm

 

 

Die Sexuelle Ungeschicklichkeit Gottes, 2010

pen on paper

29,7 x 21 cm