COLOURED STANCE

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JOHANNES MUNDINGERColoured Stance

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 cm, 2021
frame included

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Johannes Mundinger

Johannes Mundinger was born 1982 in Offenburg, Germany, and is based in Berlin. His work often refers to its certain environment or certain places, dealing with the historical or social context or playing aesthetically with given elements and atmospheres, that are used as a base from where the motive is developed. He graduated from Münster School of Design, and also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels. He has exhibited with institutions and galleries, such as the Kunstverein Freiburg, Museum Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany or Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow. He had his first institutional solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Offenburg in 2017 and at Yeoju Museum, Korea, 2020. Together with Sophia Hirsch, he won the jury prize of the Berliner Kunstverein, in 2013. He is enjoying a study grant of Urban Spree gallery, Berlin. Mundinger was invited as artist in Residence to Israel, South Korea, or Serbia. His murals can be found in many European cities, but also in Mexico City, Jerusalem, or Atlantic City.

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While Mundinger’s mural works are shaped by the history, context, or aesthetics of a particular place, it is in the works on canvas that the artist finds himself in a more instinctive and intuitive approach.

After a research phase devoted to deconstruction and reduction, Mundinger is once again discovering the pleasure of telling stories through his works.

The two canvases presented here are an expression of the creative process and the impetus from which the artist’s work moves: 

What you can see here is I like to create spaces. Hints of what there might be, but open to interpret yourself.

The work “Coloured Stance” is part of a series of motifs that develop from a basic composition. “Münchner Kammer,” on the other hand, is a work that asks to define the boundaries of the motif, just as when you paint a wall, you cannot qualify it without its surroundings: where does the motif end and the context begin? What does the painting represent and what does its surroundings represent? How do they compare and how important is one to the other? 

Mundinger suggests a sense of spatiality and positions the object in this space. The motifs give subtle hints of existing realities but do not characterize them, leaving the mind open to associations. What is seen and remembered thus merges into an individual interpretation each time.

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