QOUTE SOMETHING FROM THIS PAINTING
05. May - 30 May. 2021.
Curated by Christian Dominguez-Dietzel.
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Fredy Solan (1992) is a visual artist who navigates through history of contemporary art with eyes wide open. His approach to what we could -carefully- define as “the fingerprints” left by the artistic production of our era, is strategically conditioned, in advance by a directed empathy. The exhibition titled Quote Something from this Painting - which can now be visited at Virtuelle ausstellung- demands special attention, in order to be assimilated in depth, given that it’s the result of a complex artistic development, otherwise, it could not be done. Painting requires an artist to fully commit to it from an early age, with many implications, if his true intentions are to become an influential painter of his time. The latter includes being obsessed with the ability to permute and alter himself and what he had previously learned, as many times as needed. The truth about painting -waiting for a less ambiguous expression- lives hidden under a mountain of preconceived ideas, that have been slowly covering it for thousands of years.
In fact, the exhibition Quote something from this Painting presents a selection of works made by Fredy Solan, made in Berlin during the end of 2020 and early 2021. Keeping in mind we are witnessing a multidisciplinary visual artist, who has made a proposal in painting, here and now, as we’ve always understood it. I see more appropriate to start looking for direct relationships and even further, complex correlations between his works and the works of some masters in recent years. The main goal of quality painting is to always teach us about painting, and it does it highly eloquent. Here they are, the connections to the liberating Abstract Expressionism, which deepens its roots, among others, in Surrealism. A special mention must be made of Franz Kline, with his reflective and spontaneous pictorial
style - so simple and dynamic, as it is complex -, who became the absolute owner of the strokes in his paintings. Also, special mention of the great American painter Willem de Kooning, who is probably the most influential of the second half of the twentieth century, who re-interpreted the figures of his informal travel companions.
Solan’s admiration for Central European Neo-Expressionism also emerges in his paintings – he’s a rebel, like them. Another special mention of the works created by German painter Georg Baselitz, who since the late 60s painted figures upside down, reorienting and re-examining from a different perspective. There is also an influence from the spirit of newer artists with more complex thoughts, such as Albert Oehlen - the result of our time-, paradoxically more superficial. Albert Oehlen's painting is, among other things, the result of an intricate and productive network of interactions and reinterpretations of recent art history, as well as his no-less-powerful own contributions. This is a very fertile operational field for a young painter such as Fredy Solan: “I make artistic objects without prejudice, my method is to start painting in chaos, and from that tragedy, build an algorithm of harmony. This way I transition freely, and so does my style and movement".
-Christian Domínguez Dietzel.
Artist: Fredy Solan
Chief curator: Christian Domínguez-Dietzel
Investor: Pablo Laìnez
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