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17.04.2012

 

In between dreamscapes and the banality of suffering. ’Lenzbrand’ by Jürgen Höritzsch at Borssenanger Gallery

The Borssenanger Gallery latest show is dedicated to an experimental mixture of fine art and graphics. Jürgen Höritzsch's motifs tend to apply paper fragments onto the canvas, not unlike a collage. The background is painted in oil and only hints at spatiality.

As far as the graphical works are concerned, iconographic motifs are processed and brought to paper within newly found contexts, by using various kinds of engraving techniques and rotogravure processes.

'Lenzbrand' is the title of one of the pictures featured in the exhibition. The artist found this particular picture to be especially strong in its expression and chose it to represent the whole selection. We also found it to be a very nice word indeed, but came with all sorts of associations, so we decided to dig deeper …

“One of the works' core motif is located in between the oscillating relationship of suffering from the banalities of everyday life and imagined world of constructed mythologies in the media. The title 'Lenzbrand' refers to the attempt of breaking up and out of this relationship as one possible way to deal with the situation. The exhibition title is the same as the title of one of the pictures included in the exhibition itself. The opposing position would mean the final petrification within resignation, a thought that is also addressed by the pictures in the exhibition.”

While 'Lenz' (an old German word for spring) is synonymous with spring and therefore with a time of change and transformation, the word 'Brand' (fire) relates to the ephemeral and dangers of unfulfilled passion. The latter is represented in the picture of the same name through the Wild West heroes – a projection of an omnipotent fantasy that is at the same time being rejuvenated through the everlasting power of the media but also collides with reality every so often”, explains the artist.

FYI – we found the picture 'Seemanns Heim' (seaman’s home) to be another great work of art, but we will let you make your own interpretations this time ...


‘Lenzbrand’ - Works by the artist Jürgen Höritzsch

Galerie Borssenanger Hamburg
Blankeneser Landstraße 83
D-22587 Hamburg

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)

LENZBRAND by Juergen Hoertzsch (Galerie Borssenanger)