D41 Andreas Brunner: Haven’t Crash Landed Yet
Andreas Brunner leads viewers into uncharted territory in his exhibition. In the search for guiding light, there is a limit to what the analysis of content, material or form of individual works will bring. On the contrary, there may be a clue in their differences and inconsistencies. One should moreover keep in mind what seems to be missing. Attracted to the defective and the fragmented, Brunner avoids perfection and symmetry. He is invested in the idea of continuous progress and transformation, which nevertheless takes on the manifestation of a cycle. Some kind of spiral movement that doesn’t reach any bottom and thus never crash lands.
There is a long tradition for using the cast of a female hand holding a pomegranate as a door knocker. It refers to the goddess Persephone, the symbol of the seasons. She drank the juice of the fruit to survive the winter in the underworld with her lover, Hades. What about a popsicle, shaped like a rocket, melting in the artist’s hand? The resonance is present, ambiguous but intriguing. Part of the exhibition is a performance that runs every Monday and Friday at. 14.30-15.00 and 15.20-15.50.
Andreas was born in 1988 in Zurich, Switzerland and lives and works in Reykjavik. He studied fine arts at Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts and did his postgraduate studies at the Iceland University of the Arts, graduating in 2018.
The D-Gallery exhibition series started in 2007. Emerging artists, who are shaping the local contemporary art scene, are invited to hold their first solo show in a public museum. Andreas Brunner is the 41. artist to exhibit in Reykjavík Art Museum´s exhibition series in D-Gallery.