• Crunch Time
  • About the exhibition
  • Crunch Time

    Crunch Time is the title of the exhibition, borrowed from sports, where the best is demanded of all players when it comes to the decisive moments, to the use of the greatest possible energy for a meaningful victory. Now transferred to art, Crunchtime stands for an optimistic and intense new start.

    The categories of image, pictorial object, sculpture or installation can hardly be defined in the presented artworks and are staged in the interplay with light, time and space for the viewer and the audience as a multi-perspective experience.

    In JÜRGEN PAAS ' works, the categories of image, pictorial object, sculpture or installation can hardly be defined separately and are staged in the interplay with light, time and space for the viewer and the audience as a multi-perspectival experience. In his objects and installations he moves as a border crosser between the artistic genres of concrete, minimalist, serial painting and sculpture and lets virtuoso rhythmic spatial sounds emerge in the interplay of color, form and picture objects.

    DIRK SALZ refers to the entire tradition of abstract concrete painting and deals in his work with the various forms of human perception as well as their connection with the inadequacy of the mind. Salz questions the boundaries between painting and object with his works - whose most striking feature is probably their often highly glossy surfaces. Reflection is at play in these works in two forms: optically as the mirroring property of the picture surfaces, and reception-aesthetically as the viewer's own visual experience.

    • Artists of the exhibition 
    • Jürgen Paas

      Jürgen Paas creates circles, rectangles, squares, cubes and translates them into an open painting system, which surveys individual aspects such as color, form and space. Here, he combines system and order with chance and regularity, which manifests itself in an extremely varied and sensuous material painting. Wall-painted, glued and assembled different-color figurations are in dialogue with the archive systems placed on them or on top of them, made of brackets, color plates or ribbons. The interplay of regular geometrical forms suggests a rhythmic spatial sound that, in the context of synesthetic perception, brings a polyphonic overall work of art into view.

      Dirk Salz

      Dirk Salz works on paintings whose most striking feature is their high-gloss surfaces. These are the result of the use of multi-layered epoxy resins coated with pigments and the sealing with polyurethane varnish. The images of Dirk Salz always aim at the experience of the temporality of the seeing. They demand an active viewer, who takes the time to move back and forth, back and forth, before the initially closing works, in order to open up their complexity so slowly. Reflection in this work is thus in two forms in the game: optically as the mirroring property of the picture surfaces, as a reflection-aesthetic as the reflection of the viewer on his own visual experience.

Artworks of the exhibition

With works by Jürgen Paas, Dirk Salz