Gert & Uwe Tobias: Enough Room To Swing A Cat
22 mar 201911 maj 2019


Nils Stærk presents Enough Room To Swing A Cat,
the first solo exhibition by Gert & Uwe Tobias in Scandinavia.

Large-scaled woodcuts on canvases occupy the space together with fragments of body parts, made in ceramic and installed on pedestals. The fragmented placement of a leg, a foot and a head on the floor echoes the figurative imagery shown on the walls. Scattered through space like a puzzle creating a physical demand on the viewer to move through the space in order to reconstruct a narrative.

Drawing on such diverse sources as pop culture, folk art and historical movements and here mainly Surrealism, their canvases and ceramics are both playful and haunting. Despite using rather classical media, their work is highly contemporary in scale and in the way they engage one’s own sense of reality. Working like scientists, Gert & Uwe Tobias alchemically filter traditional techniques and media through a twenty-first century mindset, in constant dialogue with history across time. Based on found images, the exhibition Enough Room To Swing A Cat is a contemporary matrix of figurative fragments portraying the way we freely find and apply images today. With a rich set of references, their works reflect a contemporary reality and touch upon the future of image making.

Kilde: Nils Stærk



Nils Stærk

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2400 København NV

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Gert & Uwe Tobias: Enough Room To Swing A Cat
22 mar 201911 maj 2019


'Gert & Uwe Tobias: Enough Room To Swing A Cat'