Markus WOW 123 – One Step Beyond

Markus WOW 123 – One Step Beyond

Markus WOW 123 – One Step Beyond
2nd of April 2016 – 28th of May 2016
art is just a four letter word gallery
Markt 6, 59494 Soest

Always searching for new artistic ways Genesius finally found himself working within the mystical walls of an artists studio. 2010 he settled down in an artist community in his hometown Bremen and experiments with new materials and artistic procedures since then. He was eager to not just copy his urban vocabulary onto canvases – this wouldn’t feel right, so the artists opinion. During his latest creative times he worked with one symbol, which soon became his signature motive: the german TV test picture, which was used until the beginning of the 90’s for send pauses during the nights. It is one of the most famous colour test pictures worldwide and Markus Genesius took control over this abstract composition of lines and colour fields. He devides the elements, edits them in a sensitive, sometimes brutal way and brings them back together in new arrangements. The symbolic language of graffiti and the artistic use of spraypaint won’t be ignored in this process, whereby Genesius always comes back to his urban background. Thereby he works with overlapping surfaces – one function which goes beyond stylewriting on walls or painting on canvases. For his last overwhelming solo exhibition „Inner Conflict“ in Bremen beginning this year, he produced a large wood sculpture which takes the test picture into the three-dimensional room.

For his next exhibition „One Step Beyond“ at the gallery of  art is just a four letter word in Soest/ Germany, Markus WOW123 Genesius goes „one step further“. Visitors can look forward to new works of the german artist, whereupon the test picture is still going to play an important role.

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