34th exhibition at the location of foryouandyourcustomers Essen
The artists Jürgen Paas and Peter Schlör question the viewer’s perception in different ways. Along with foryouandyourcustomers, take on the role of the viewer.
In this exhibition, Jürgen Paas and Peter Schlör meet two artists who take the greatest possible distance from each other within the spectrum of contemporary art: Here the multi-colored geometric objects and installations made of prefabricated industrial materials, there the poetic landscape photographs in black and white. Both have been working on the development of their stringent and unmistakable work for over thirty years, and both have had major solo exhibitions at the renowned Mannheimer Kunstverein in recent years. They are thus among the leading artists in their respective fields.
Paas and Schlör both question the viewer’s perception in different ways. For Peter Schlör, the image is triggered by sensual perception, which makes the landscape seen experienceable in a certain form and transforms it in photography into a mirror image of the inner state in which we as viewers can participate. Jürgen Paas deals playfully with geometry, with the laws of color and drawing composition. The viewer has to move with an alert eye in front of the works, to stand in front of them in order to grasp their diversity. (Text: Torsten Obrist)