FIGURATUM DURCH ABSTRACTUM II 2021
Pashmin Art Gallery, Gotenstr. 21, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
Exhibition was from August 20th, 2021 – September 14th, 2021
In this group exhibition titled “Figuratum durch Abstractum II” the works by three artists,
SPONK (Dan Geffert),
Janne Peltokangas and
Ute Anna Thiess
are exhibited. SPONK uses his own self-made machine in creating abstract art. Peltokangas objectifies abstract art in sculptures and Ute Anna Thiess make a connection between abstract and figurative art with putting the figures at the center.
Abstract genre, in a narrow sense, has neither theme nor object. Previously, abstract was not a part of classic hierarchy of genres, which were developed in European culture by the 17th century. But when the freedom of art expression started from the end of 19th century to 20th century, and then into the 21st century, so abstract art flourished. It was in the 20th century, that abstract art rejected the mimetic approach to art. On the other side we encounter figurative art. Since the influx of abstract art, figurative art has referred to any form of art that holds strong references to the real world. But like all other phenomena, it is reasonable to think of a continuum where on one end we have pure abstractionism and on the opposite end we have pure realist art. In between, numerous forms can emerge. However, we should have in mind that from, let’s say early expressions of human being on the walls of caves, there have been some elements of abstractionism at work.