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Contemporary positions from paper

Strong and resilient and at the same time delicate and sensitive: as an immensely multifaceted and changeable material, paper is stillparticularly appealing towomen artists today.With Artjom Chepovetskyy (1984 Odessa, Ukraine) and Goekhan Erdogan (*1978, Frankfurt am Main) the Feld-Haus presents this spring two particularly exciting contemporary positions in a dialogue that makes paper experienceable beyond its own medium in the context of sculpture and painting.

The point of departure for Goekhan Erdogan's works is the self-portrait, or more precisely his own passport photo reproduced by printing. From this, the artist forms blocks of different sizes, which he then works on using various woodworking techniques. In particular, the marble-like appearance of the partly velvety-smooth surfaces underscores the sculptural quality of his works.
In Artjom Chepovetskyy's work, too, paper is both image carrier and material. With playful ease, he develops ever new pictorial spaces in his pictorial objects layer by layer through color values, surfaces, and lines. At the same time, the work process - and thus also the question of the genesis of the image - remains comprehensible to the viewer through the use of partly transparent materials such as chiffon or organza.

Goekhan Erdogan studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Artjom Chepovetskyy studied philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and fine arts at the Mainz Academy of Art. Both artists live and work in Frankfurt am Main and have already participated in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad.

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