Untitled (schwarzes Loch), 2022
graphite on paper
138,5 x 108,5 cm
[from the pressrelease]
In the exhibition “The Architecture of Shadows” Simon Schubert shows new graphite drawings and a new group of sculptures, which can be defined as a continuation of his previous thematic and technical ways of working. The drawings and sculptures fit into Schubert’s ongoing project of constructing an imaginary building, which grows with each exhibition and artwork, and on which the artist has been working for many years. In “The Architecture of Shadows” the exhibited pieces expand the artist’s project with new views and interiors.
With his new works Simon Schubert studies aspects of different light phenomena, which have an impact on the perception of surfaces and spaces. At the same time, these works induce the reflection of questions about the lucidity and opacity of perceived phenomena on a metaphysical level.
Although the representational and technical elaboration of the chosen motifs prominently draws attention, the works do not solely focus physical effects. Rather the pieces emphasize the relational process of immanent and transcendent experience, by referring beyond the visual interplay of light and shadow and passages within in interiors.