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Jürgen Drescher

Galerie Isabella Kacprzak

Jürgen Drescher does not make art, he finds it. He finds it everywhere—even literally stumbles over it. Removing a worn carpet from his old apartment or from the home of a friend, he displays it as is on laths. The stains that have emerged over the years, the filth, and the holes burned by cigarette butts form a pattern that is quite comparable to a painting. In this way, a worthless, everyday object becomes a work of art—or does it?

Drescher’s new works operate at this borderline between an artwork and an everyday object. This time the everyday object that inspired the artist is a security gate from a store window. Drescher displays two gates in the gallery. A rusty old found window gate that the artist welded into a circle is juxtaposed with a second gatelike structure he fabricated himself. The object designed by the artist and the everyday object—two items of different origins with a

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