Nick Oberthaler / Nico Vascellari – Cabrio

Roma - 16/09/2017 : 11/11/2017

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“It is just this relationship between indulgence in the material and the ontological, and the need for responsibility and critical objectivity, that defines the arena of painting.” Dan Walsh, in: Recycling, Christophe Cherix ed. (Cabinet des estampes Genève/JRP Editions, 2002) p. 27.

Nick Oberthaler proposes a site-specific framework for his exhibition: by using pigment and binder on the walls and ceiling, re-structuring the yet still fresh white cube of the gallery space to conceptualize a setting within the existing boundaries of the space, to render possible a new consideration – a staging without a stage

To perform a dialogue within this framework, Nick Oberthaler invited the artist Nico Vascellari to become his counterpart. Both of them share an interest in certain ambiguities regarding the use/amalgamate of material and content, the mapping of space and its transformation into new significance, but then, also a dialogue about painting (in and within space) and its (potential) thresholds.