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"versus: Thomas Raschke vs Abigail
2002-03-14 until 2002-03-24
Centre of Attention
UK United Kingdom
'versus' is a 3-part exhibition, each presenting 2 different artists.
vs brings together 2 artists working in different disciplines.
vs is a clash, a complement, a synthesis, a blind date and throws up a new
visual stimulus, a new mental conundrum and fresh ideas.
vs highlights the fierce competition of the art world, altogether as fierce
as biological or commercial imperatives.
vs: someone has to win.
Thomas Raschke studied art at the Akademie dBK, Stuttgart. He lives and
works in Berlin. He has shown extensively in Germany and in France, most
recently in a solo show at Galerie Wieland in December 2001(click here for
Galerie Wieland's website). The work is also part of an upcoming show at
the Stadtliche Museum in Heilbronn.
This is the first time his work is exhibited in the UK.
At the Centre of Attention, he presents sculptures made of iron wires,
which create three-dimensional objects called Electric Drill or Pressure
Cooker. Any true visual penetration of these wire frames, including all
possible views and perspectives, is imaginable as they exist as drawings
in space. The lines become minimal shorthand for complex plastic forms;
they define an anchor for the eye, which is fooled by the familiarity of the
A young Fine Art graduate from Newcastle University, Abigail Durrant was
the Award Winner (Business Design Centre Fresh Artist 2001) at 'Fresh Art
2001', Business Design Centre, London.
She is currently exhibiting at gf2 gallery, 7 Lower James St in London and
will be taking part in exultet II at St. Augustine's Church, Archway
Road, London N6 in April-May.
She will be showing new work at the Centre of Attention.
I am showing a new series of
portraits depicting Woman
viewed through a post-genetic
lens. Familiar poses are
stripped back to reveal the
mechanics of the gesture and
the less familiar physical
structures behind the skin.
The images are created
digitally and reproduced as
Lambda prints. They are an
ode to the observing eye as
our perceptions change, as we
reinterpret both the physical
body and the personality traits
of the individual, moving
beyond what we see with the
naked eye. Abigail Durrant,
20. 02. 2002