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Exhibition BLUE POX at Martinski Fine Arts

September 21st to November 25th, 2012 / Opening: September 21st, 7 p.m.

'Gilt Frame with Blue Pox', 80 x 125 x 20 cm

Def. Blue Pox: The chroma keying via Blue Pox is a technique in movie or TV production that allows for the presentation of material objects or of people in front of a background – could be a movie sequence or computer graphics or a tradition stage scenery – so that a supernaturalistic reality is displayed. In the light of the Blue Pox, the interchangeability of the façade becomes evident. Everything appears to be ailing a bit and what was just at the tip of your tongue suddenly cannot be expressed anymore. Politicians and philosophers have repeatedly highlighted the dangers involved in using the Blue Pox technique, but Pestemer firmly insists that this form of chroma keying is in fact a state of mind, that he couldn’t and wouldn’t want to see the world differently anymore, and that the best thing about using it is that neither a form nor a medium –

Whatever: After more than five years, BLUE POX is again displaying works by Felix Pestermer that go beyond drawings – a broad cross-section of objects, fiercely mutating objects trouvés, drawings, originals and forgeries, from current comic book projects: Preview BLUE POX.

At the opening of the exhibition, the painting “Supernova”, the product of a collective effort made at Wannseeforum in the context of a painting seminar held at the Bettina-von-Arnim-Oberschule with Pestemer serving as instructor, will also be auctioned off. The proceeds will go to the 11 participating students.

It goes without saying that Pestemer’s newly published graphic novel 'The Dust of the Ancestors' can also be bought at the exhibition. Because he enjoys taking his time in signing one of his works, the following arrangement has been thought up: Books that are bought on the day of the opening of the exhibition, can be picked up on Sunday, 23rd between 12 and 4 p.m. with an original drawing by the artist. The gallery owner Mr. Bryin Abraham will serve coffee and waffles to visitors during that time.

from Robin Jahnke

 

BLUE POX
Objects – Drawings – Comics

EXHIBITION
from September 21st to November 25th, 2012

OPENING
Friday, September 21st, 2012, 7 p.m.

AFTERNOON COFFEE PARTY (with signing session)
Sunday, September 27th, from 12 to 4 p.m.

MARTINSKI FINE ARTS
Gneisenaustraße 64
10961 Berlin – Kreuzberg

Underground station U7 Gneisenaustraße / Südstern

Opening hours
Wednesday to Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.
and by arrangement

+49 (0)30/ 69 534 836
+49 (0)173/ 172 1003.

 

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