The enormous amount of motives, partially layered or squeezed in next to each other build up an extreme tension within the picture, catapulting the spectator right into a kind of obscure battlefield. This tension is not only defined by the density of motives but also by the semantics of materials, the technical thoroughness contrasting with the fragility of the paper. Additionally to the collage works, there also will be sculptures made of bronze and fabric. As a result the atmosphere is filled with contrasts and contradictions. Bronze, one of the highest rated materials concerning the material hierarchies in art is being forced into a fusion with fabric and is put through a sort of desacralisation process and yet results in an outcome that appears even stronger than each on its own.
Fasoli often relates his work thematically to his native country, Argentina. For this exhibition the influence of the historical alteration of his homeland, which did not only have to fight for independence, but also underwent many years of military dictatorships and has been kept in a perpetual state of change which in turn creates a very strong characteristic is clearly visible throughout all the artworks.
“Pretension of Greatness” opens on Thursday, June 29th, from 6 – 10 pm. The exhibition is open for public viewing through October 7th at the gallery located on Libauer Strasse 14, 10245 Berlin, Germany.
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