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René Wirths
OUT OF THE WORLD

KUNSTHALLE KREMS FACTORY, KREMS, AUSTRIA 

From Sunday 13 July to Sunday 09 November 2014 Ever since the late 1990s, the Berlin-based artist René Wirths (b. 1967) has recurrently made one carefully chosen object the absolute center of his attention for the period of time it takes him to create its picture. His choice of motifs ranges from organic—a butterfly—to inorganic—a simple crumpled paper boat, an old sneaker—and to the metallic and shiny object of desire, a motorbike. But however strong the presence of each of these objects may seem, shown frontally or in strict profile mounted on a stretcher, larger-than-life and standing out against a white background, they still are but a means to an end, or the vehicle of a consistent analysis which, by balancing painterly potentials, generates iconic paintings. (…)