As its title suggests, the photographs in “German Flowers,” the first solo show in Germany by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, consist almost entirely of floral motifs. At first glance, erratic and irreducible differences separate her worksas pictures, they are, one to the next, very distinct. Yet the transitions between them are fluid. The Georgian-born artist’s approach to her subject attests to a keen visual sensibility and love of experimentation; in each picture, she builds her central motif from the ground up, exploring it in all its fragility and richness. The works are diverse not only in terms of technique (the artist uses both digital and analog processes, sometimes mixing the two) but also in composition. Yet amid the overall impression of heterogeneity, one noticedgradually and with a tentativeness that is beautiful, even poetic in itselfthe undeniable
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