‘Set’, Gerold Miler @ Mehdi Chouakri, March 3rd, 2012

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The show present works from Miller who departs the 3-dimensional “frame-like-form” for the first time. The pieces are a composition of two overlapping rectangular color fields that swings between shade in shade and high contrast associations in order to let the colors to take on main role. This play is counteracted by the rigor of repetition. The result is an optical color effect which is reminiscent of Albers’ Hommage to Square for example. The strategy of repetition is explicit in Minimal and Conceptual Art. The eye and its own aesthetic sense are being challenged, not only through the direct industrial and chromatic appearance.

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The series call Set is a precise compilation of form, surface area and color. The hanging of the exhibition deliberately emphasizes this contrast-enhanced play. A series of seven work different sizes 60x40x3cm and 160x128x8cm await the visitor in the front space. In a second smaller room one is confronted with the dominating over-dimensional Set. (250x200x10,8cm) So the viewer experiences a shift in scale and weight, which almost seems menacing.

Text source: printed press release for the opening Gerold Miller in Galerie Mehdi Chouakri.

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