Among other things, garego Artprints shows Works by the artist Gabriela Goronzy. The works deal with the topic “reflections” and identity, in a direct and associative form.
Some quotes from:
The self in the mirror of the world – introductory speech to the exhibition “Gabriela Goronzy – Liveliness”
“With the cultural upheavals brought about by the Renaissance, a new topos appeared in the repertoire of fine arts: the self-portrait.”
“But it was only in the Renaissance, when the individual previously involved in the collective was rediscovered, that painters began to look intensely at themselves, initially mostly only hidden or hidden in group pictures, but soon as an independent topic. Since then, the self-portrait has been a common thread in art history and has become omnipresent in the form of selfies. ”
“The mere question of the individual self-shows a much clearer tradition and finds its earliest striking expression in Europe in the dictum” Gnothi seauton “: Know yourself!, which in the 5th century BC. Ad as an inscription in the vestibule of the temple of Delphi.
The view of the self is placed in the service of world knowledge in the Delphic oracle, on the assumption that the processes in our mind correspond to the processes in the outer world and that the way we order and evaluate things is based on general principles follows. The self becomes the mirror of the world.”
If we transfer this idea to cultural theory, we are suddenly in the middle of the relevant discourse on the interrelated relationship between identity, culture and the environment.”
“” This big world is the mirror we have to look into in order to get to know each other from the bottom up. “, as well as later with William Makepeace Thackeray, in whose vanity fair it says:” The world is a mirror from which everyone faces their own face. ”
The “Gnothi seauton” has become “Gnothi ton kosmon”, the “Know yourself” to “Know the world”. ”
“Gabriela Goronzy illuminates this area of tension between the perception of ourselves as an individual or part of a group, as a self-sufficient entity or interchangeable piece of mosaic, as an original or a copy, in a very differentiated manner and without a final evaluation.”
by © Dr. Thomas Piesbergen / VG Wort, September 2019
For the full text of the introductory speech, see: textprojekt
All drawings and collages were created in DinA4 format and in the color red, as a key color “red” can be found in the most varied of shades and nuances.
Collages are other works, they also deal with the subject of identity, individual and majority.
Through the implementation on canvas, the works acquire a painterly character, on Alu-Dibond, the works correspond to the aesthetics of drawings and Collages.