Galerie Ernst Hilger at PULSE Miami 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger

November 25, 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger at
PULSE Miami 08

Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave (at NW21st St)
Wynwood District
Dec 4-7, 2008

Galerie Ernst Hilger
Booth B 200
Tel.: +1 – 646 256 85 73

Galerie Ernst Hilger/hilger contemporary is proud to present Asgar/Gabriel at PULSE Miami 2008.

Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel’s works tell of imagined anti-worlds morphed by the artist duo into painting.The scenery is mainly populated by androgynous models transported in poses that are full of pathos. Asgar/Gabriel address the theme of hedonist escapism, the kick of performing in a dramatic scenario of oneself, absurd imitation: a post-modern baroque mix of garish lifestyle culture in picturesque atmosphere. The artists elaborate and develop highly complex, heterogeneous pictorial composition. As a result, conceptual design and painterly execution are hooked up together in a dynamic tension of charged polarities. Asgar/Gabriel dissolve their protagonists in a painterly sfumato, lend them haughtiness and mystical aloofness. There is an obvious difference here to Photorealism which in the 1970s once more integrated the cooly detached viewpoint into painting: the painting as a mirror to the world. Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel are sceptical of this truth and authenticity, veil their images and lend them a painterly value of their own.

Further artists at PULSE Miami 08: Oliver Dorfer, John Gerrard, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Brian McKee, Julie Monaco, Angel Marcos, Ivan Moudov, Sara Rahbar, Michael Scoggins, Spencer Tunick.

hilger contemporary
A-1010 Vienna, Dorotheergasse 5

For further information please contact the gallery: [email protected]