On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the gallery, Backslash conceived the 27.11 exhibit that gathers a selection of artworks by the artists the gallery represents on a formal and emotional journey.
Since the beginning, Backslash has promoted contemporary creation with an involvement ceaselessly renewed and its program has expanded over these years through new meetings and favorites.
This event will also be the opportunity to present the works of the two new artists Backslash is proud to now promote : Clemens Wolf and Sergen Şehitoğlu.
Austrian artist Clemens Wolf (born in 1981) is fascinated by ruins and building sites, and more particularly by the notion of frontier or fence. The artist creates an optical distance between the viewer and the subject or the object. His artworks become physical through paintings, installations or sculptures, and always with a strong idea of monumentality doubled by an intense reflection on perspective. Besides his predominant work as a painter, the artist favors the challenging materials of construction, such as concrete or steel, especially for his public space installations.
Clemens Wolf’s works gather different contemporary influences, from Frank Stella to Richard Serra for sculpture, but also references from the past for his paintings, including notably Francisco de Goya or Rembrandt and the chiaroscuro of the “Night Watch”.
Clemens Wolf’s art have been awarded several times in Austria and exhibited widely, including Germany, China, Israel or USA. His artworks part numerous Austrian public collections, such as the prestigious Essl Museum (Vienna).
Born in 1980, Turkish photographer Sergen Şehitoğlu shares his vision of a humanity stuck in its own fetters but also totally in charge of itself. Whether the artist broaches memories, notably the ones from his adolescence, or he evokes his own everyday situation, he defines a man full of doubts when it's time to face the social evolutions, the one from massive industrialization as well as the one from this new 2.0 world's depersonalization. Within this introspective research, the artist often presents himself and also suggests a personification of the photographer's observations, for example through a young woman which proposes a new approach of privacy in social media, or through an unidentifiable being in a vertiginous view of his office, sort of a droste effect of the meaninglessness of life.