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Alexander Iskin

Press release

Alexander Iskin – #bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthuuntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk 

Two years ago Alexander Iskin destroyed his computer and smartphone during a performance at the Sexauer Gallery and disappeared from the social media. Then he worked in Havana, Mexico City and Los Angeles. After a solo exhibition in LA, he locked himself up in a castle hidden among the fields and rivers of Saxony-Anhalt and devoted himself solely to painting. The result is, according to the artist's terminology, „interrealistic" landscape paintings, which will be exhibited at SEXAUER, also during the Gallery Weekend. By means of a special rotation mechanism, the paintings can be rotated by 90 degrees on the wall, therefor the images do not have a fixed upper, lower, right or left side. Thus, the viewer has influence on the formal properties of the picture and indirectly on the content. In addition to the landscape at the river Saale, the books "The Overview Effect" by Frank White and "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce provided inspiration for the new works.