The current exhibition at London’s Pilar Corrias Gallery is mixed media works from Benjamin Saurer. There is only one week left so if you are in the area, make tracks.
Benjamin Saurer, Onament und Verbrechen (Ornament and Crime), mixed media on fabric, 2009.
The bulk of the exhibition is accented with small black and white collaged characters. The little people seem to inhabit each painting as a world existing in solitude. The use of internal framing devices and repetitive ornamentation serve also to keep these “terrariums” enclosed.
Benjamin Saurer, Das Wasser immer saurer (The water is becoming increasingly sour), mixed media on fabric, 2009.
The subjects of these works are comfortable in their confines. Leaving their brightly colored world would lead to a dark corner. This contrast of beauty and horror is another great theme in these pieces.
Benjamin Saurer, Der Himmel voller Arschlöcher (Heaven full of assholes), mixed media on fabric, 2009.
8 July – 5 September 2009
Pilar Corrias Gallery