Sights #3 UnTurning
Ambera Wellmann created ‘UnTurning’ for the solo exhibition, titled after the work, at Montpellier Contemporary (Mo.Co) in October 2019. Ambera Wellmann’s works encourage an experience of uncertain intimacy. Portraying human and, on occasion, animal bodies, the figures within her work commingle into numberless, genderless corporealities, resisting the performative power dynamics present in the Western canon of figuration.
Wellmann probes the expansive potentiality of a layered array of art-historical syntaxes that span Medieval Art, Romanticism, and Surrealism, allowing viewers to negotiate them anew. Wellmann’s works embrace the unpredictable possibilities of an internal gaze, refusing a hetero- normative one. Reflected by a process that embraces chance, error, and vulnerability, Wellmann works in a distinctly feminist and queered perspective.
“Instead of imposing a particular type of eroticism, Ambera Wellmann proposes a mental process of how to deconstruct your own.” -Frieda Toranzo Jaeger