OUT OF THE LINES
January 21 – February 10 2017
Drawing & sculpture by Florian Japp, Alexander Klenz, Kata Unger
Out of the Lines invites you to the intersection of 3 artistic praxes. 2 drawing series by Kata Unger and Alexander Klenz are completed by sculptures by Florian Japp. Flowing and moving at its pleasure the spontaneous drawing line assumes its rebelliousness. Where less expected it appears, loops and disappears. Quite often it jumps out of the pre-defined playing field. Mistakes, repeated attempts and all kind of associations are allowed. Through his daily drawing practice Alexander Klenz transforms a standardized and self-defined form into an exercise of pure freedom. The graphic and bureaucratic rigor creates a contrast that seems to be indispensable to assert it indelibly. In Kata Unger’s works the lines coexist with revisited patterns, stains and various chromatic effects recalling past futuristic visions and questioning us about their validity or absence in our era. In Florian Japp, the lines solidify in space and transform themselves into sculptures. No big gestures or pathos here: rather a snapshot of a research in course. Aerial works with feet on the ground converging to a fruitful meeting place. (TD)
Alexander Klenz (1974) studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee with Dieter Goltzsche and Hanns Schimansky until 2002. In 2004, he was co-founder of the artist group Tennis Elephant and the producer gallery Andreas Wendt (from 2008: Wendt Friedmann Gallery). Since the end of 2009 drawing became increasingly his medium. Best example: the series „AEIOU“ which currently comprises over 2000 sheets. (Catalog: „AEIOU“, Kerber Verlag, 2014). Alexander Klenz regularly exhibits in Germany and internationally, most recently at the Galerie für Zeichnung, Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin and at the Tugboat Galerie, Lincoln (USA).
Kata Unger is a painter and visual weaver. She lives in Berlin. Numerous exhibitions at in Germany and internationally. In the exhibition „Out of the Lines“ she shows drawings from the series „Futures Studies“.
Florian Japp studied at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg from 1992 – 1999 under the tutelage of Bogomir Ecker. After moving to Berlin in 1998 he began to work with sculpture and installation. Reflected in his work is the performativity of a world of objects, which constitute themselves around us as a plausible form of reality.