Text for the exhibition "The same procedure" (2018 at FANG Studio, Leipzig).
Sebastian Gahntz (born in 1977), Graduate of the Kunst-Akademie Karlsruhe, creates pictures beyond his paintings. Composed richly in detail and decorated with symbolic richness, materiality and symbolic quality condense to multi-layered worlds. The intense colours and the partly dramatic lighting give the works their characteristic and impulsive vitality.
A churned sky spans dystopic landscapes and painted atmospheres remain between nightmare and surreal vision.
When everyday madness seeks refuge, in the sheltered and protected, in the familiar and the hidden, in the secret and the uncanny, Sebastian Gahntz looks through the keyhole.
Some of these statements relate to "Safe place" in 2019. The artist deliberately does not provide any interpretations of his work.
I, Norbert Fasciani, offer the paintings privately on his behalf.
- Sebastian Gahntz
- Title of artwork
- Safe place
- Oil on canvas
- Hand signed
- Image size
- 160×110 cm
- Sold with frame