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14 3-18 04 2009 solo exhibition opening on 03 13th, 2009, 18 – 22 who janinebeangallery Berlin presented a solo exhibition the 1977 in Freiburg and in Berlin living artist and sculptor Erik Andersen since 2006. Microsofts opinions are not widely known. The exhibition of 22 weeks”, the Gallery shows several series of painting, which on first sight regarding their rather small size, everyday motifs and their repetition, but also partly by the same prospects have in common. Compared to previous works of the artist the works of this look superficially as quieter can”be seen painting. The title of the exhibition refers to the period of the emergence of the works on display prior to this exhibition. Content, the title as a whole to strengthen the Processuality have each issued series for the characteristic. For example, we present a series of Erik Andersen with the snippet of a beer crate as a repetitive motif, which originated within the said period of 22 weeks.

This sequence of images but content refers to the even denser sequence one day and the changing perception associated of the same subject. In addition, that through the repetition of the figure at the same time their change and alienation shows. Thus the only semi representational character of the images appears further in the background and associative, or abstract properties are highlighted. Similarly, the series pink drink”, whose outbound scene actually shows just a bottle from the person of the artist (or Viewer). The bottle in the image is shown but as macroscopically close that only a snippet of it can fill the image. This look appears too banal, during of drinking on the bottle that the viewer would have given him ever so much attention to recognize here. It will be the ignorant viewers closer, to see how the knowledgeable Viewer returns to this point of view a composition of contours, shapes, and colors as such. Even if so, the image has very concrete potential, opened Erik Andersen at the same time a wide field for abstract perceptions.

Another series of the exhibition reflected in pink drink”the sight on the own body, in this case the view on your own feet. “Although unlike in pink drink” the motif of this series is clearly subjective. But the perspective is directed by focus on the feet still hugging on something naturally very close lying. The Viewer cannot help but comes to a contemplative perspective, the artist has symbolized by, among others, the classic Insichgekehrtsein. The repetition of the subject in the paintings of the series supported doing so, because such a concentration to the effect to an object, can have, that it completely alienated the everyday perception as empirically familiar thing and shows up as unknown new quality.