Wednesday, 14 January 2009
STEFAN BRUGGEMANN, SOLO SHOW IN DUSSELDORF
January 16th — February 21st, 2009
Sies and Hoke
Poststrasse 2 & 3
For his first show at Sies + Hoeke Gallery Bruggemann will show a new body of work (paintings, installation and text pieces) as “Mirrored Dollar Sign” a large spray paint directly on the wall reflecting upon the status, the value and the destination of the work of art as part of a network of material and immaterial economies. “Conceptual Decoration” a site-specific installation consists of a wallpaper with the text conceptual decoration inscribed endlessly the piece develops a verbal game between meaning and representation and buts in existential crisis the visual and the mental.
Brüggemann’s work combines a conceptual practice with a rough and critical attitude that questions its inner activity at the same time as it reflects on our sociological context. Even if the artist mainly works with text, using vinyl and neon as its supports, he explores a wide range of media, creating big installation pieces, videos, paintings and drawings.
Brüggemann’s works find their essence in an odd combination between philosophical concepts (mainly grounded on post-structuralism and deconstructionism) and popular imagery, often inspired by punk ideologies and attitudes (anti-conformism, provocativeness and an cynicism) and that are often expressed through twisted tautological premises, not only within themselves but also in relation to the sociological and spacial context in which they are conceived and inserted.