CLEMENS BEHR, « CLOCKWISE », LOOM MILAN
Clemens Behr « Clockwise » / Loom Gallery Milano (IT) / 24 September – 31 October, 2015.
Loom Gallery presents Clockwise, a solo exhibition of new work by Berlin based artist Clemens Behr. This will be Behr’s first exhibition with the gallery. The opening reception will take place Wednesday, 23 September, from 7 to 9pm, and the artist will be present.
Featured by two large-scale paintings, four assemblages, three-dimensional collages and a site-specific installation, the exhibition offers a glimpse of the profound commitment of the artist with the transformation of the space in which is interacting, as manipulable, and ever elusive, element.
Behr has developed a narrative into a range of different elements that consist of personal experience; historical and imaginary references that creates a consideration upon the nature of time and space. The works within the exhibition context are a central and continuous subject, that speaks to the artist’s deep interest with the physical and perceptual relationship between materials and their surrounding space.
Despite being young, from almost ten years Behr has been experimenting to transform artworks as an element always between construction and deconstruction. Clemens’s work is rooted somewhere between graffiti and street skateboard culture, taking reference to an exploration of urban architecture, which holds main characteristics from both cultures.
Behr brings together the selected space of work along with the characteristics of the chosen materials and brings together a rough draft and a load of prepared parts that are eventually assembled into a “final product”. Like a simple paper or wood collage, or other basic building materials, are taken apart and then rearranged into mostly abstract pieces. Resembling three-dimensional paintings or even compositions in space, most of the works are in situ installations, which describe given space in a deconstructive way.
Clemens Behr is born 1985 in Koblenz (Germany). He lives in Berlin, but travels consistently, creating sculptures-inspired installation in both outside and interior environments. His work has been the subject of several exhibition, notably at Museum of Sculptures, Glaskasten Marl (Germany, 2009), CCCB, Barcelona (Spain, 2010), Museumsquartier, Vienna (Austria, 2011), Akershus Kunstsenter, LillestrÃm (Norway, 2012), SEsc Pompeia, Sao Paulo (Brasil, 2012), Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (Germany, 2014).