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27 June - 27 July 2013
"EWIG MEIN - EWIG DEIN - EWIG UNS"
JÖRG DOMEISEN
Gold Sculptures and Drawings




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Ewig Mein, Ewig Dein, Ewig Uns
Gold sculpture

Collecting the discarded wedding bands for over twelve years and finally melting them into a form was just the beginning of his process. Using the age old African technique of boiling the metal object in salt bath, the pure gold is pushed up to its surface. Hopes, promises, curses and remorse are melted, burned, washed away. Gold returns to its orgin.

His sculptures evoke haunting images of the bog bodies, in German Moorleiche. The bodies rest.
 
 

Preserved Humanity
Clay sculpture

Compressed
Physicality of emotion
Density
Pressed and squeezed, all liquid evaporated, there is no more empty space,
Its shine and beauty have been taken off. They are naked and honest.
What is left? Only the pure construction of emotion.
Flesh pressed down, liquid drained out, bones crushed and compressed, devoid of space, they return to their origin.
Lying, resting on pedestal, the density of form is now transported to landscape.
Visage gone there is stillness and weight.

Preserved mortality. Preserved humanity.
 
 
 

These Blues
Paintings

Rubbing pigment, minerals and glue with bare hands into tarpaper, the fine pigment powder starts to crumble together, binding, getting denser and tougher. Dragged around the dry desert floor of Nevada under the scorching sun’s rays into the cold night’s chill, the paintings continue to be worked on.
He did not apply paint with brushes. He worked into the material with hopes of creating the essence of image. No illusion.
Rubbed down and pushed up, the surface and its ground become one.

His method of working with materials, burning, melting, drying out, compressing, boiling, casting and hammering, addresses the very existence of our being here and now.
 
 
Diffusion I - IV
Drawings
 
 
Entropy I - IV
Drawings
 
 
Nocturne I - III
Paintings
 
 


 

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