Press Release // Janaina Tschäpe: Unterirdisch Auch Du
21 April – 17 June 2017
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, West wing
On Friday 21 April 2017 Galleri Bo Bjerggaard opens its third solo exhibition with the artist Janaina Tschäpe (born 1973). The exhibition Unterirdisch Auch Du opens in the gallery's west-facing exhibition rooms and includes ten new paintings and two sculptures.
Janiana Tschäpe's new paintings - such as the title work Unterirdisch Auch Du – are, in Dina Vester Feilberg's words, 'evocative landscapes', in which amorphous forms reside in a darkness that contains a multitude of nuances. In the accompanying catalogue, Vester Feilberg writes the following:
“It is a darkness that has colours within it. Like a reverberation, a recollection of the colours in a landscape after dark. [...]
There are complex issues at work in Tschäpe’s works: the relationship between thought and form, and between perception and recollection, and they are expressed at both a motivic and a formal level, in the play and dissolution of contrasts, whether in the transformation of figures, the colour composition, or the varying weights of form and surface. What is carried over from inner recollection to external work, or from form to thought, is far from a one-to-one relationship, but the link is there, the transition established, and the secrecy broken, so that the work opens up the world to us.”
Through media such as drawing, photography, painting and sculpture and in a dynamic interplay between these, Tschäpe explores and rediscovers the recollection of landscape in her works. Altogether the various media seem to invite the viewer into Tschäpe's organic universe populated by bio-amorphous beings.
Janaina Tschäpe was born in Munich, Germany and raised in São Paolo, Brazil. Tschäpe has studied at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg from 1992-97 and subsequently graduated from the Master of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Today she lives and works in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Janaina Tschäpe's work is represented in numerous museums around the world, including Center Pompidou, Paris, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 2016 Tschäpe was commissioned for Holbæk Art.