Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel
Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

June 2022

Thomas’ work sheds light on topics such as democratization, economization, freedom, play, embodiment, gathering and occupation. All of these are topics whose discourses underwent rapid changes over this last year. This underpinning of change lends a sensitivity and fragility to the work that also informs the rich set of sentiments present in these conversations: alienation, family comfort, fear, loneliness, love, depression, revolt and not to be underestimated anger.

Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

Sperling

all exhibits

ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach): ART N MORE NEW WORKS TEIL 1

9.09.2016–22.10.2016

The graphic designer Paul Bowler and painter Georg Weißbach have been working as the collective ART N MORE since 2013. Their multimedia installations include painting, video, print and text-based wall pieces which make use of popular visual idioms. Advertising, as well as selfies, and their role in social-media are central reference points. Empty catchphrases from daily occurrences and specifically devised slogans are spread across popular networks, using content and form tactics reminiscent of marketing strategies and estranged interpersonal communications. Their humorous approach plays with the possible misunderstandings inherent in self-marketing and self-presentation techniques as artistic praxis, whilst continually shifting between critical observation and an utter mergence therewith. The border between staging and authenticity seems to blur.

Text by Anna Jehle

Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), PINK (Four-letter words), 2016, Oil on canvas in artist's frame, 40 x 30 cm
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), STAY (Four-letter words), 2016, Oil on canvas in artist's frame, 45 x 35 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), WHAT?, 2016, unique, pigment print and screen print in artist's frame, 70 x 50 cm
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), 1987, 2016, unique, pigment print and screen print in artist's frame, 70 x 50 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), Auf die toten Künstler II, 2016, neon sign, 46 x 32 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), TOGETHER, 2015, neon sign, 9 x 50 cm