Opening: Friday, April 26, 2019 | 6 – 9 pm
April 27 – September 7, 2019
On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2019, Gregor Podnar is pleased to present its third solo exhibition of Anne Neukamp, which features Neukamp’s latest ensemble of paintings and inaugurates the gallery’s new premises at Alt-Moabit 110 in Berlin.
Referencing familiar symbols, popular icons, and imagery from contemporary screen life, Neukamp plays in her works with mechanisms of visual understanding. Images that have been originally devised to transmit instant information, are in Neukamp’s works rendered ineffective and fundamentally ambiguous. They are tilted, enlarged, multiplied, and turned into enigmatic silhouettes, which absorb the viewer into a puzzling decryption game. The oscillation between luminous three-dimensional forms and flat monochromatic surfaces furthers a sense of ambiguity and completely frees the graphic forms from any ties to their previous contexts. While certain of their fragments encourage faint identification, the moment of actual recognition continually eludes the viewer.
Anne Neukamp (b. 1976, Düsseldorf, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Her work was recently shown in solo exhibitions at Galerie Valentin (Paris, 2018), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Philadelphia, 2018), Galerie Greta Meert (Brussels, 2017), Marlborough Contemporary (New York, 2017), and Ludlow 38 (New York, 2016). In the past years, her works were included in group shows at Union Pacific (London, 2018), Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis (Bregenz, 2017), and Neue Galerie Gladbeck (Gladbeck, 2016). Neukamp is also the recipient of the 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.