Sven-Ole Frahm "von Lappen und anderen Hängern"
Aanant & Zoo is pleased to present the selected works by Sven-Ole Fram in the exhibition „von Lappen und anderen Hängern“.
The works of the artist from Berlin move between the boundary of painting and sculptural process. In addition, Frahms colorful canvas is often considered as initial point, as material of a transformation process, of which chronology disappears in a nonherarchical approach of subject matter and picture carrier. In other ways, however, this process is reversed; the structures of his materials creates the initial point of a transformation process with his brush, spray can and filler material. From the sculptural aspect, the painting implies blank space under all approaches.
Through this process geometrical forms from the panels of fabric which are partially poured by color are put together in the canvas and newly interpreted and placed. In his work, all the individual patterns are assembled likely to step out from the conventional frame and create a new relation with it. Not only colors, but also the individual canvas fragments held together by sewing are therefore compositional elements in his work. The artist already has worked with the dripping and filling method and also the paint and cut and paste technique, and meanwhile, the palette of artist´s intervention has been extended.
At the end artistic and constructive elements face each other on the same horizon or merge together. The level of meanings in Frahm´s works goes far beyond the individual appeared element; the level is defined from one another.
If you remind about the art critic Clemens Rosenberg and the abstract expressionism, you can identify Frahm´s motivation for his works with the interest in the process character which includes openness and complexity, whereby the individual part of continuum is determined.
Sven-Ole Frahm von Lappen und anderen Hängern Installation View, Aanant & Zoo, 2011