For the first edition of ARCO E-XHIBITIONS, Heinrich Ehrhardt Gallery presents a solo booth with some works by the German artist Peppi Bottrop (*Bottrop, 1986).
If Bottrop's painting is usually associated with the industrial due to the use of materials typical of that medium, the industrial is now also a position, a place on the margin. From there, as processes of combustion and resonance give a metaphorical value to space, Bottrop understands his painting as an immaterial territory of biological metamorphosis, of 'transmutations' in Asger Jörn's words, in what some intellectuals close to German painting of the 1980s called 'the sociology of the organic'.
While some paintings are located in the primal impulse that created cave paintings, others spring from automatism. Some obstinate parts occur with a certain degree of immediacy of the gesture, while others are constructed within slow processes, with deep symbolic charge and deeply hidden messages, combining fragmented materials attached to the surface and ornaments or pseudo-ritual and magical symbols.
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