Kindness of Strangers, 2018

I produced these works In 2018, after I finished my second series of psychotherapy sessions. The pieces have the wide-ranging, meandering ambiguities known from my previous work — which are also uniquely known to those trying to interpret dreams, Freudian slips or other co-conscious actions.

The pieces aim to emulate rather than depict such subconscious plots: throughout the last years, I continuously suggested psychoanalytical, and thus highly individualized readings of my works. With paintings being inherently post- and preverbal, they seemed a perfect medium for a series on ambiguities and personal interpretations.

Works of this series were exhibited at Galerie Voss (Düsseldorf) under the title “Kindness of Strangers” (2019) (my fourth solo show there) and at Reiners Contemporary (Marbella) under the title “Don’t Leave Me” (2019) (my first solo show in Spain), at Galerie Schloss Parz (2021) and at Art Cologne (2020)

Big One, 2018 | oil on canvas
250 × 220 cm
Growing Up, 2018 | oil on canvas
220 × 190 cm
Sleepwalker, 2018 | oil on canvas
200 × 140 cm
Uncomfortable Symmetry, 2018 | oil on canvas
200 × 140 cm
Time, 2018 | oil on canvas
200 × 190 cm

I produced a video about this work series..

Installation View, Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, 2019
Sleeper, 2018 | oil on canvas
200 × 200 cm
Medium, 2018 | oil on canvas
170 × 120 cm
Id, 2018 | oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm
Hive, 2018 | oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm
Signal, 2018 | oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm
Entanglement, 2018 | oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm
Installation View, Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, 2019

Drawings

Id, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Pyramid, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Bloom, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Covered, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Feed, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Jeremias, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
There Is No Eternity Now, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Tower, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm
Symmetry, 2018 | pencil on paper
70 × 50 cm