Gregor Gleiwitz Born in 1977 in Poland | Lives and works in Berlin
The focus of Gregor Gleiwitzâ€™s painting is the experience of seeing, the act of viewing. Figurations, body forms, and body fragments peel off the densified, differentiated, painted surface of his pictures without ever solidifying into a figure.
Gleiwitzâ€™s painting is characterized by a dynamic play of forms emerging out a common ground and the rendering absolute of this same ground that gathers and units all of the forms. Faceless corporal as well as non-corporal entities appear, look at us and crowd their way out of the picture; hybrids between man and animal, vegetable and mineral, shapes that defy any clear recognition and labeling. Oscillating between substantial and insubstantial, without coming to rest at either the secure pole of abstract form or recognizable figure, the pictures remain poised in a timeless interval between coming into being and dissolution. They are pictures this side of language that deftly elude all ascriptions and confront the linguistic void with a visual density in which no distinctive feature is subordinate to a commonality.
The pictures by Gregor Gleiwitz reveal nothing to us but they persist in their appearance and remain in a state of becoming. Their dense concentration has seemingly sealed them against access by language, which forever sacrifices the state of becoming to the state of being, the openness and potential to the recognizable and labeled.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
|2012||Galerie Manzoni SchĂ¤per, Berlin|
Grafisches Kabinett DĂĽsseldorf, DĂĽsseldorf|
Kunstraum Morgenstrasse, Karlsruhe
Grafisches Kabinett DĂĽsseldorf, Offspace Sebastian Riemers|
Offspace des Temp1-Projekts in Schererstr. 11, Berlin
Group exhibitions (selection)
|2012||SNEAK PEAK-, Artists of Gallery, Galerie Manzoni SchĂ¤per, Berlin|
Seb KoberstĂ¤dt, Gregor Gleiwitz im Dok25, DĂĽsseldorf|
Es gibt keinen sicheren Ort, nirgends / Touching The Void, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim
|2010||Germanica Humira, Forgotten Bar Projects, Berlin|
|2009||HĂĽttendong, After The Butcher, Offspace Berlin|
Malerei 2008, WestfĂ¤lischer Kunstverein, MĂĽnster|
Menetekel, Clemens Goldbach und Gregor Gleiwitz, Simultanhalle Cologne
|2007||el Manifiesto de Santiago, Matucana100 in Santiago de Chile|