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Michael Biberstein

Galeria Comicos

Michael Biberstein’s work combines two kinds of reference, each of distinct origin and resonance. One is the representation of landscape, executed within traditional modes and methods, and related to the history of certain kinds of painting—mainly Romanticism and early Chinese painting. The other are the formal elements of a reductionist attitude of minimalist appearance. Biberstein presents diptychs in which one panel depicts a landscape and the other presents a gray monochrome, as well as a number of smaller works on paper that juxtapose a delicate landscape with the floorplan of a house or shelter.

In an earlier phase of his work, the author pursued the reduction of the formal, abstract elements of representation, searching for a structure of meaning within minimal variants of those elements. The same method was applied to an analysis of the exhibition space, the shows taking on the form

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