27 September-3 November 2012. The Brand New Gallery inaugurates its new exhibition season with two exhibitions, by artists on display for the first time in Italy.
The first one, entitled Dystown, by the German artist Martin Kobe, brings together a series of works created over the past two years. His capturing canvases return the impressions of Kobe, born at the time of the Democratic Republic of Germany, who has made architecture his personal obsession. Inspired by a personal collection of drawings and travel photographs, full of historical and artistic memories, Kobe creates abstract, visionary and timeless images of architectural forms, suspended between reality and fiction. The result is a labyrinth of suspended facades and converging beams, which do not allow viewers to recognize neither the source of inspiration nor the real setting.
The second exhibition, entitled Black Mass, by the Canadian artist Jason Gringler, consists of a monumental, site-specific installation, made of a grid of fragmented mirrors. This work attracts the viewer, whose reflection becomes part of a confused, multidirectional structure. Other works by Gringler are made in plexiglass, mirror, acrylic colours and spray paint and recall the industrial landscape, which surrounds his studio in Brooklyn.