Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Christian Weidner
Berlin DE
Updated: 2017-07-19 13:27:30

STATEMENT OF WORK

My interests are driven by International Politics and Pop Culture. There is a loose connection between these elements and I try to find out which interfaces might be relevant to reflect the current state of affairs appropriately. In today’s world, where Britney Spears and Bashar al-Assad are in our browser just one tab away, the synchronicity of global proceedings followed by and filtered through us as individuals is capturing.

My intention is to establish a relationship of now. I want to activate the space between the painting and the viewer and to have an immediate impact on the cognitive, emotional and sensual resources in the viewer. It is of no significance whether the result is a figurative, abstract or non-figurative one. Every painting is made individually, with its own logic and circumstances: The visual and physical presence of a painting matters.

When I assemble works for a show, I aim to formulate contradictions and complements by juxtaposing paintings containing different subjects. I am intrigued by the way the roles of images become qualified through this process. Negotiations change, a new dialogue between the work emerges, and a new series of systems is made manifest. By constantly making new adjustments, the viewer has the opportunity to physically and visually navigate a flexible, yet highly specific environment. Conclusions are drawn.




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