RIGHT THROUGH YOU
Miraj Ahmed | Nicolas K Feldmeyer | Richard Wentworth
Curated by Alice Bonnot
28 April 2017 – 8 June 2017
The Koppel Project Hive
Right Through You explores relationships in architecture, phenomenology and minimal art. Taking into consideration the gallery and building’s constraints and specificities, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth create minimalistic site-specific installations, to challenge the viewer’s experience of this gallery environment, and draw attention to characteristics usually left unnoticed.
The juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical planes creates negative spaces for the viewer to contemplate. These voids highlight elements that are typically hidden. The artists use everyday materials, to make ordinary spaces sublime, filling the emptiness with significance. By distorting the light and layering materials, the depth of the gallery becomes ambiguous.
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Miraj Ahmed makes work that includes painting, drawing, photography and installation. His selection of specific media is appropriate to several recurring themes that are rooted in his interest in spatiality, perception and experience. Miraj’s paintings depict light and darkness through abstraction and figuration while his photography and installation playfully explores subtle subversions of ordinary objects and space. Paintings themselves become objects and find alternative relationships with space through their hanging and content. His works with photography brings together notions of ‘otherness’ within familiar objects that allude to the body.
NICOLAS K FELDMEYER
Nicolas K Feldmeyer’s work opens a contemplative perspective onto the world. Inspired by archaic monuments, the sublime landscape and abstraction, his practice is primarily concerned with space and light explored in a range of different media, from large installations to videos, from drawings to digital renderings. Between the exactly measurable and the atmospherically inaccessible, Nicolas articulates a silent search for what lies before or beyond words.
Richard Wentworth is an artist working primarily with sculpture and photography. Since the late 1960s, his work has been concerned with material, language and the ways that humans cope with their environment. Countering the trend towards gigantism in post-war British sculpture, his work has always found aesthetic merit in modest events and things. Wentworth’s repurposing of everyday objects continues the language game of the ready-made, begun by Duchamp, extending and inflecting it with a unique precision and material sensitivity.