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TANJA POL GALERIE
LUDWIGSTRASSE 7
80539 MÜNCHEN
GERMANY
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HANSJOERG DOBLIAR
VULGAR SEXINESS MYSTERY
 
Through January 2011
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, Erinnerung ans Muminland, 2010
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar
Erinnerung ans Muminland, 2010
Acrylic, oil, varnish on nettle
300 x 280 cm
 
 
We are delighted to present Hansjoerg Dobliar’s solo show VULGAR SEXINESS MYSTERY at Tanja Pol Galerie. This exhibition is dominated by three large format works, contrasted with smaller works in mixed media on Alu-Dibond, cardboard, and canvas, as well as one sculpture.
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, Installation view, Tanja Pol Galerie, 2010
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar
Installation view
Tanja Pol Galerie, 2010
 
 
Titles such as "Clown I & II" and "Tête I & II" create links between the individual works, and, as in the case of "Erinnerung ans Muminland" (Memory of Muminland), they also contain allusions to figurative motifs. It is up to the viewer to decide whether the titles are read as a trick resp. delusion or a straight description. There is, of course, no clown in the exhibition, no heads, and no Muminland (the Mumins are characters created by the Finnish childrens‘ book author Tove Jansson, invented in 1945, and known in Germany especially from a TV cartoon series of the 1970s). And yet there is a red spot that might be the nose of a clown, and there are circular and linear shapes that might indicate faces.

"Hansjoerg Dobliar's paintings endeavour to find answers to essential questions concerning the common contiguity of reality and art. Where exactly does a naturalistic representation turn into one that has disengaged from its subject? How much manoeuvring room is there for an abstraction intent on autonomy, but reluctant to disown its origin? Dobliar's oeuvre turns out to be a precise balancing act that no longer differentiates between reality and fiction, the recognizable and the unrecognizable, putting both realms on an equal footing instead."
(Bernhart Schwenk: Natural, insane, abstract, in: Hansjoerg Dobliar, The delicate Deformation, Cologne 2009.)
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, Installation view, Tanja Pol Galerie, 2010
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar
Installation view
Tanja Pol Galerie, 2010
 
 
On the painterly level, too, the trick (in the sense of a general impression, less as a deliberate form of deception) and the exploration of possibilities are important themes. The two large paintings in the main room seem at first sight to be painted onto the raw canvas, but this is an effect of the predominant beige colour that forms the background for large circular forms (which look a bit like noses and/or eyes in Clown II), and for colourful “areas” that look as if they came about through the expressive application of the brush just before it was cleaned. They really were painted like this, but they have a double existence, as they are also of course very deliberately placed elements of the painting. Calculated coincidence, manifested in painterly gestures, paint dripping down the canvas, and unusual layers of paint, indicates the dual meaning of materials and means. This can also be seen in the smaller works on cardboard and collages on aluminium; one card was first used in the studio as a screen when spraying paint onto another picture, and then itself became a medium that was painted and supplemented with other materials such as magazine cuttings here placed in a new context. What we see is also always the other.
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, Clown II, 2010
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar
Clown II, 2010
Acrylic, oil, varnish on canvas
285 x 280 cm
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, born 1970 in Ulm, lives and works in Munich and Berlin.
Important institutional solo shows include Villa Merkel (with Astrid Nippoldt, 2010), Kunstverein Ulm and Oldenburger Kunstverein. He has participated in numerous group shows such as 2010 at the New Galerie, Paris, in Germany at the Kunstforum Regensburg (Kopp Collection) and 2009 at Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, at Kai 10 in Duesseldorf; and at the Beijing Biennial. An important upcoming group show is Captain Pamphile at Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany in February, 2011.
 
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar, Blue moon of Kentucky, 2010
 
Hansjoerg Dobliar
Blue moon of Kentucky, 2010
Acrylic, oil, varnish on canvas
70 x 60 cm
 
 
TANJA POL GALERIE
LUDWIGSTRASSE 7
80539 MÜNCHEN
GERMANY
T +49.89.18946486
F +49.89.18946487
 
 
 
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