From the watery depths seem to emerge impalpable, indecisive forms; floating and transparent bodies, sometimes evoking human plasticity, sometimes that of algae or jellyfish, or of some translucent and luminescent creatures of the abyss… A strange world without bottom and without thickness, that of the young Berlin painter Tim Breuer, who was the pupil of Peter Doig in Düsseldorf.
A porous world where everything seems to be crossing: the aqueous bodies, the darkness as crossed by the light, the iridescent darkness, such as these mauves or these greens, at the same time so deep and so luminous… And when the paintings become opaque, the density of the bodies and the spaces is such that they appear impenetrable, gloomy, and mysterious; as haunted by a heavy secret…
“Interstitial spaces?” “Figures in transit, both present and on the verge of absence?” “His narratives are open,” wrote the artist and philosopher Hito Steyerl on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to him by the Champ-Lacombe gallery last year. Indeed, one does not know who comes, who passes, who overhangs these troubled waters and sinks into these midnight blues, these glowing browns or these deep blacks…
Nor what is hidden in these dense and multiple bottoms, these illuminated depths and these aquatic hues. Resulting from scraped layers of paint, erased as they are superimposed, these troubled and unstable spaces create a confused spatial relationship between the viewer and the canvas: seeming to mix the scene and the background, the interior and the exterior, the real and the dream… they plunge us into spatio-temporal indeterminacy, accentuating the strangeness of the solitary characters haunting these shadowy zones freed from the power of reality to make us capsize on the side of dreams
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