Matten Vogel

Curated by Bernhard Draz

Opening: Friday, June 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Duration: June 25 and 26, 2022

Opening hours: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition Documentation Üm by the painter Matten Vogel proves to be an almost selfless art project for the public. Originally conceived for the venerable Klempenow Castle, Üm now finds its continuation and expansion in the Meinblau Art Space on the Pfefferberg in Berlin.

Once again, visitors are offered the opportunity to participate in the ongoing creation of a monumental painting, as they are provided with a canvas colored in delicate pink tones to creatively work on and comment with thick markers. Matten Vogel discreetly observes and documents this creation story but takes the liberty of painting over the work every evening where the visitors have left their marks. In this way, since August 31, 2021, a multi-layered and uncontrollable painting with an open end has been created – a palimpsest.

Üm is supplemented by the eponymous video documentation of the entire process and image panels of past actions that the artist has defined as completed. Separately, a selection of his scratch paintings produced since March 2021 is also shown. Here Matten Vogel impulsively attacks canvases with pens stuck to his fingers, only to cover them later with contemplative fields of color. (bd)