Galerie Nagel Draxler

Emmanuelle Quertain "Virutal Proportions"

Eröffnung: Freitag, 05. Juli 2019, 18-20 Uhr
Opening: Friday. 05 July 2019, 6–8 pm

Reisebürogalerie
Diko Reisen
Komödienstraße 48
50667 Köln

Öffnungszeiten / Hours:
Montag–Freitag 9–18:30 Uhr / Monday–Friday 9am – 6:30pm
Samstag 10–14 Uhr / Saturday 10am – 2pm

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EMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Dikoreisebüro n°4", 2018
Installation (Öl auf Aluminium & Wand)
180 x 370,7 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Dikoreisebüro n°4", 2018
Installation (Öl auf Aluminium & Wand)
180 x 370,7 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Virtual Proportions"

Ausstellungsansicht
Reisebürogalerie Nagel Draxler
Diko Reisen, 2019

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Virtual Proportions"

Ausstellungsansicht
Reisebürogalerie Nagel Draxler
Diko Reisen, 2019

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Avatar / Detail of « Goya Dream of St. Joseph -
Francisco De Goya 1772 - screenshot on Google
cultural Institute 2016»", 2019
Fresco Installation
A4 on 1m77 circle diameter
Detail

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Play", 2019
Öl auf Aluminium
47 x 47 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Virtual Proportions"

Ausstellungsansicht
Reisebürogalerie Nagel Draxler
Diko Reisen, 2019

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Virtual Proportions"

Ausstellungsansicht
Reisebürogalerie Nagel Draxler
Diko Reisen, 2019

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Capture II", 2019
Öl auf Aluminium
51.5 x 63 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Gerhardrichterofficial", 2019
Öl auf Aluminium
51 x 58.5 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"3D vision", 2019
Öl auf Aluminium
48 x 62 cm

Foto: Simon VogelEMMANUELLE QUERTAIN
"Capture III", 2019
Öl auf Aluminium
52 x 80 cm

Foto: Simon Vogel

Pressetext

Emmanuelle Quertain first started questioning virtual reality and its relation to painting through her work in 2016, when the exhibition Bruegel Unseen Masterpieces took place at Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Brussels. For this exhibition the Museum cooperated with Google, who were allowed to make explicit interventions in the hanging and the display of the exhibition. The ideology of Google invites itself into the space of the museum with a very clear position on what is art and how it should be shown.

The series of paintings presented in VIRTUAL PROPORTIONS are all dealing with the topic of lack of quality of virtual images. They are like a relic or a trace of looking at a bad quality image. With Quertains attempt to paint a screenshot from the internet or social media, she proposes to become the owner of an arbitrary proportion report. Her studies shown at Reisebürogalerie are all inspired by social medias logic and will always be transfer spaces. The way they reflect our subjectivity construct creates a new abusive image of ourselves. The show VIRTUAL PROPORTIONS gives the possibility to look at it with an additional distance.

“I wanted to paint the little courtyard that social media offers to play in. I wanted to paint its logic. So I show a frame and regular geometric form inspired by a massive system of communication. The main aesthetic criteria for selecting these works, create them and show them where banality, evidence and stupidity.”