CURA.

YVES SCHERER
Boys

Jan 19 – Mar 2, 2019

 

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Centered around a series of new paintings and a sculpture inspired by footage from a childhood video the show deepens the artist‘s ongoing interest in the male figure, its representation and related ideas of masculinity. Subsequent to Vincent, 2018, a rose colored life-size 3D portrait of the actor Vincent Cassel in beach-wear, on view in our previous group show Manifestations, Scherer in Boys takes a very personal approach to a subject that for him is all the more relevant in times when gender concepts are being re-framed.

A walkthrough starts with a group of large scale portrait paintings showing the slightly blurred face of a little boy. The imagery is taken from the named childhood video presenting the artist himself as a four year old while playing. This taped memory also is the model for another self-portrait in the second part of the gallery space, a hyperrealistic plaster sculpture of a marveling boy. It is surrounded by a group of large scale abstract paintings executed on stretched duvet covers in rose color in which Scherer continues his investigation on picturing the traces of intimate interpersonal relationships. Beside this, there are some small paintings behind glass spread over
the entire exhibition. They appear as painterly alienations of the footage from the private video and in a way connect the divergent large scale works, making the portrayed boy look transformed significantly and like he matured to the multiple personality of an adult.

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CREDITS
Courtesy the artist & Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Ph. Roman März

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Der Tank of the Art Institute, Basel
Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon
JTT, New York
Édouard Montassut, Paris
Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw