artefact affairs: Marc von der Hocht
In his fifth solo-exhibition – this time in all gallery rooms and at the beginning of the new 2018/2019 art season – Marc von der Hocht will give us some insight into his recent artistic creations. Exciting constellations of his multi-faceted oeuvre can be presented in different spatial environments. Apart from his meanwhile well-established and valued paintings, the genre of collage will be more prominently presented, complemented by the new light objects.
His exhibition Abol Tabol in 2013 was our most recent opportunity to learn that the artist’s paintings are closely related to the genre of collage, radicalizing tendencies already apparent in his paintings, as i.e. the perspective arrangement of countless, multi-faceted coloured areas in dialogue, overlapping or at least touching each other in some places. Experts on aerial perspective will certainly admit that these compositions are created with unparalleled sovereignty and recognize the refinement and delicacy in paint application and brush style. Each layer of paint responds to the already existing coloured fields, creating new effects. Each colour must be so well-balanced in terms of perspective that no field or part of it is unintentionally back- or foregrounded, and must be always conducted in concert with its ambient colour formations. A pictorial approach to abstract painting is presented here, making us wonder about its distinctiveness, aesthetic elegance and, at the same time, subtlety.