"They are dream worlds, parallel worlds,
contrary to the artist’s own urban living environment."
Abel Auer: In the future
till 10 December 2010 at Sies + Hoke
"The American philosopher David K. Lewis says that everything we can think of inherently contains the possibility of existence. Abel Auer goes one step further. He constitutes a possible world not only on the intellectual level, he shows it to the viewer in his paintings. The question of whether this world is parallel, alternative or contrary to ours remains unanswered. The unshakable duration of this reality is based on his use of unreal colors, bizarre shapes and distorted perspectives, culminating in the borders of arabesque crochets. ..
Sentimentalism and nostalgia are manifest in his paintings, the longing and the substitute for a lost nature. At once they are personal and reaching to an universal level of human understanding. The figures creeping through fantastic landscapes are reminiscent of heroic characters in the works of Poe, Kafka, Baudelaire or Ensor’s paintings. The strange other-worldliness and unity of the self-contained, hermetic world is drawing the viewer into the narrative, testing his or her sensitivity. Abel Auer’s images are an exploration of 19th Century landscape painting... They are dream worlds, parallel worlds, contrary to the artist’s own urban living environment."
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