“Currently I am more attracted to sculptors than to painters. They look at objects from all sides,” Angelika J. Trojnarski remarked, with an eye to this exhibition, titled “The Rising.” The Polish-born, Düsseldorf-based painter is interested in three-dimensional moving bodies such as airplanes and ships, and in the technologies that make mobility possible. Even though she usually depicts her motifs in two dimensions, an understanding of volumes is essential to her work. In this exhibition, three larger oil paintings were combined with seven collages, a hanging fabric piece, and two small MDF sculptures.
Trojnarski’s painting Evolution (all works 2017) suggests a bird fluttering in the air, caught in a moment where movement and standstill coincide. The image remains undefined, but the idea of a bird is evoked through a featherlike pattern combined with dynamic brushstrokes. The
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