17.09.2005 / LOKALAUSGABE / HERNE
Pictures of boundless
exhibits "horizontal fusions" in the artist coalmine. Pictures
from different cultures clash suddenly.
The extensive oil
paintings work as views in other worlds in the showroom of the artist
coalmine our Fritz 2/3. "Klaus Schnocks-Meusen has horizontal fusions
called his exhibition ".
Ancient Greek sculptures seem to float and to change
into Indian sculptures in front of Asian temple friezes. Two shiny
American big limousines move from a wildly rampant tropical vegetation.
Indicated shadowily Australian natives stand in front of a Venetian
silhouette. In the work of Klaus Schnocks-Meusen pictures clash suddenly
from different cultures and times. He holds scenes collagen custody
tightly as we often know her from the media. His pictures seem restless,
dissolving themselves in different, apart pouring movements. The observer
has hardly discovered a motive, he is passed on to the next one. Confusing
details let the look find hardly quiet.
His pictures arise as
a mixture of been different completely. Journey experiences of one's own,
seen and read influence his pictures. Pictures of the globalisation of a
crossover of the cultures are held tight pernicketily exactly in old
masterly technology. These are surreal or fantastic pictures although the
individual motives by the media seem known to us. Pictures which create
completely new seeing experiences by the combination of other pictures.
Klaus Schnocks-Meusen sees himself himself as a
neutral observer. Without comment he places different lines of sight side
by side. In endless stories he talks about it besides each other of
different. He abstains apparently from every interpretation. His pictures
are open to the observer. "One should not lose himself too much into
the details, however, one then loses the summary. It is ", always
good, a step to step down Klaus Schnocks-Meusen advises alone the
observers of his pictures. The exhibition "horizontal fusions"
is inaugurated on Saturday at 5 p.m. Andrea speaks about Bardeleben. The
pictures still can be seen until October 9th (Mi, so 15-17 hours).
opening at this sum, the 17th 09. at 17.00 hours
one analyses the pictures of the Lower Rhine painter Klaus Schnocks-Meusen,
then the idea coined by the philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer of the "horizon
fusion" seems reasonable. This horizon fusion takes place in a
diverse way in the works of the artist. Fragments from most miscellaneous
cultures seem to melt together with each other here: Egypt, the caribbean,
the Italian renaissance, the Australian aborigines, African tribes, the
Maoris from the Pacific, archaic people in front of the dome buildings of
Venice. In the pictures of the painter the room time continuum is, these
impressive markednesses human culture performances from each other this
separate, lifted. The ethnoses which are brought together by the painter
here, however, mix under no circumstances to a faceless "Multikultibrei"
but keep her respective unusual features. There is, one could conclude
from these pictures so no ranking between the cultures but equivalence.
The link of these scenarios is the reflection of the
architecture which unites contrasting prospects in a uniform picture
structure here. Reflections are essential compositional means for
Schnocks-Meusen. You appear in many of his works. Symmetrical axes which
would curtly disassociate themselves from each other without these
reflections as in the case of a collage penetrate themselves alternately
and connect picture zones now and then. The individual works are
connectedly, then also the same figures under each other by reflections
and fragments appear in different work in respectively other context.
So picture worlds arise in the bipolar game of times where painting of the
tradition feels obliged. The painter as observer, narrator and chronicler
and not least as a visionary. Share our visions, go to the exhibition and
you merge the horizons.