BC Gallery presents it’s next solo show „NO LIE IN FIRE“ by Berlin based artist Max Gärtner. The exhibition with all new works will be on display from November 14th until Dec 27th.
Friday, November 14th, 6pm
November 14th – December 27th
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 to 6 pm
About the Show
Berlin based visual artist Max Gärtner sees himself as an explorer. Ranging the woods searching for answers and inspirations as much as ranging through his own subliminal mind are the paths that lead him to his artistic genesis. His aim is to mediate all those things that occur to him in a metaphysical state during undergoing his journeys. It’s about things that cannot be described in a rational way so he does not try to communicate through language but to make them appreciable for the viewer through his art. “No Lie in Fire”, a title chosen by the artist himself, demonstrates that for him there is no clear division between ‚reality‘ and the metaphysical world. There are totem- like creatures, either animals or human, that have occurred to him within different states of consciousness and coined him similarly in his life. Those creatures he now chose to put in the main focus of his paintings. Through his very unique way of creating portraits consisting only of lines that are both, extremely detailed but also graphically abstract and loose he pays tribute to his totems.
About the Artist
Spanish/German artist Max Gärtner, who made a name of himself as a character designer in the animation industry after completing his degree in illustration and design in Barcelona, has developed his art form to a new level over the past few years. He gained success as an artist exhibiting his work in various solo and group shows throughout Europe. Even though is artworks show a very close relationship with his roots in illustration Max Gärtner counts masters like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele to his biggest influences and inspirations. With precise lines, that are always drawn by hand but through various different techniques like japanese markers or paper cuts, he creates stunningly detailed portraits of either animals or human faces.
“There are encounters in life, which are accompanied by an incredible force and which, once experienced, leave you convinced of their significance as messages from a higher universal power. It makes no difference whether these encounters occur within dreams or a waking state because the idea of a sole, true and singular reality is false and out-dated, and everything one feels, exists and as such may and should be considered a reality. This is an exhibition of portraits of some of the creatures I have encountered and who have influenced the course of my life on a fundamental level. I do not know how else to describe it, other than encounters with extremely old souls, which I would like to identity here, free from any religious connotations, as gods.”