05.06. – 21.06.2020
Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
‘2020’ is Clemens Krauss’ 7thsolo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery and features new paintings that encapsulatethe present moment of social seclusion, absence and anonymity. He uses sparse but thickly-applied paint to depict figures that are invested with tension and resilience.
Krauss explains that “social collectives are constituted by physical human interactions; the interaction of bodies. Starting from the human body, friction(s) and predetermined breaking lines within social structures are the core interest of my current work.”
Berlin-based Austrian artist Clemens Krauss has been exhibited extensively across the world, including in Seoul, Chengdu, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Vienna, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Cuba and recently in Brazil at the Curitiba Biennial. It is not by accident that, prior to his art studies at the Berlin University of the Arts and Central St Martins in London, Clemens Krauss also completed his training as a medical doctor and later as a psychoanalyst.
His paintings work alongside his consultation-based performances, including ‘Isolation Consultation’, which was recently facilitated by the Berlin Museum Haus am Waldsee. This project involved over 180 individual psychoanalytic sessions of 50 minutes each, reflecting on the extreme situation of the immediate present. In Australia, he has been awarded residencies and exhibitions at Artspace, the National Art School, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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