Born in 1967 in Waldbröl, Germany, René Wirths lives and works in Berlin. Fascinated by questions of perception and representation, he produces carefully framed meticulous paintings of everyday objects on a white background. He ‘poses’ his ‘subjects’ in the natural light of his studio and then renders them precisely as he sees them, forcing the viewer into a head-on confrontation. Part conceptual, part hyperrealist, his works reveal the failings of our perception and explore the perplexity the artist feels when examining the world.
« Time on my side » - Solo show
The exhibition “Time on my side” presents a selection of masterful works by Berlin-based artist René Wirths that shows some realistically painted patterns from the everyday life, which are larger than life, in front of a neutral white background. In his practice, René Wirths asks himself the most important question, the question of our own existence. Wirths' work alternates between the objectivity of the things depicted and the subjectivity of the artist's or viewer's perception.
In his reproductions, the artist does not use a photographic model or projection technique but paints the objects as he sees them in his studio.
Museum in Kleihues-Bau
Stuttgarter Str. 93, Kornwestheim
From July to January 23, 2022