Andrea Pichl’s exhibition delirious Dinge remains at Krome Gallery Berlin until the 8th of February. If you are a lover of contextual urbanism, it is definitely not to be missed !
Krome Gallery Berlin is located on the bustling Potsdamerstraße, not so far from the eponymously-named, gargantuan Potsdamer Platz, known to Berlin visitors the world over.
The location is rather apt, considering artist Andrea Pichl’s foray into the urbane with her current exhibition, delirious Dinge, being featured at the gallery. One of the first things that strikes you when entering the exhibition, is the amassed collection of corrugated stone, sheets of plywood and various plaster constructions that would not seem too out-of-place in an everyday hardware store; or even a street corner, home to plants, or fencing off some form of space. The deliberate nod to the questioning of an object’s place in space and time is cunningly created by the formation of new and unique structures – distant from their original, conceptive role upon manufacture.
The spacious Krome Gallery Berlin provides a sleek virgin canvas upon which Pichl’s forms can project their meaning. Sculptural objects, with addition of triangular plates of photographed urban spaces also share space with Pichl’s minimalistically-crafted collages, depicting architectural renderings in conflict/complementary to (it is in the eye of the beholder, of course) buildings or banal kitchen interior design catalogues, to capture the banal and make it dance with the monumental. Pichl’s work is whimsical yet clean-cut, revealing while just as much questioning the baffling nature of how humans and their created forms react to each other in an urban environment. Berlin, die Stadt die immer wird ‘the city that will always become’ seems both an inspiration and at the same time a canvas as Pichl seemingly constructs her art in a similar way to which Berlin de/reconstructs itself. Form provides context – is the inverse just as true ?
POTSDAMER STR. 98