Art Cologne 2009"Every mystery seems absurd, and yet nothing is profound, whether in life or art or state, without mystery."
- David Friedrich Strauss
Galerie Stefan Roepke presents The Mystery Behind The Image at Art Cologne 2009 in Booth A-51/Hall 11.2, an exhibition of works by gallery artists that invite the viewer to go beyond their initial impressions and to investigate deeper to discover the subtlety and profundity within them.
Among the artists that will be included are Edward Burtynsky, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Jason Gringler, Sharon Harper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Max Neumann, Bernardí Roig and Keisuke Shirota.
We also invite you to view the concurrent exhibition at the gallery, "restless", a solo show of new works by Aleksandar Duravcevic.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year's ed...
Keisuke ShirotaThe process of each work by Keisuke Shirota begins with a photograph; one of many random and banal shots he has taken over time. It is not because of emotional attachment to a time or place that he chooses a photograph, but for his interest in its composition. Having no clear recollection of where the photograph was taken, it is a combination of memory and creative fantasy that Shirota expands on the image, applying the actual color photograph to a canvas and extending the imagery in black and white. With great painterly skill, Shirota blends the color of reality into a colorless fiction, creating a unified work of art; one that questions memory and the power of photography to give us a trustworthy documentation of its subject. Like memory, Shirota's paintings fade the further they get from the photogra...