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A Secret Rancour – Notions of Resentment

Ressentiment (french for resentment) is much more than a stereotype, cliché or negative image that only comes to be used when it is a case of defaming a political opponent: the theme of resentment involves cultural processes that are much more subtle. 

Resentments are in fact lightavoiding growths that flourish in the shadow of the experience of a humiliation, subjection or defeat and structure the relationship between the inferior and the superior. The perception of a real or felt imbalance with respect to others can arise in individuals, groups, linguistic or religious communities – but also in entire nations.

The topic of this exhibition is today most acute, at times where autoritarianism and nationalism are escalating almost everywhere.

This exhibition gathers work by about 17 artists working on an international level i.a. Awst & Walther, Dear Hunter, Elisabeth Gabriel & Daryoush Asgar, Andy Hope 1930, Tímea Anita Oravecz, Alina Schmuch and Franca Scholz, Gerold Tagwerker, Thomas Zipp.

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ÜBERALL - Eric Peters

Eric Peters lives and works in Aachen. His painting is unique in its consistency, and is widely recognised both in Germany and internationally. With his paintings he circles around the secrets of the creation, and analyses the human psyche with its various layers and superpositions . Still life, portraits, and cosmology are his preferred motifs. He understands how to skilfully juggle with their art historical significance . Wheras in the beginning he determined the composition through the circular form, he now relies on the principle of multiple overlays – the superposition. Mythological animal figures that alternate with iconic portraits from Mao to Vladimir Putin, through Joseph Beuys to Margret Thatcher appear slightly distorted through the image overlays. The resulting uncertainty is brought about consciously. This is akin to the current temporal and spatial hypercomplexity that makes our societies feel ever more insecure. Peters counters this societal insecurity with the quality of his painting: making it denser where everything seems to be loose, and breaking up areas that are felt to be dense. The painting of Peters is an indicator for the state of our world, and asks us the inescapable question of how do we want to perceive the world through the mirror of painting.

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Synapsen - Isa Melsheimer