22 - 05 Jun 2017

Benjamin Bronni & Lisa Mühleisen »Ciao!« 2017, 62 x 50 x 1 cm, Latex Paint, Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Lacque on Plywood
Lisa Mühleisen and Benjamin Bronni will be celebrating the farewell of Parrotta Contemorary Art’s exhibition site in Stuttgart, before the gallery will reopen at a new venue in Cologne shortly after this exhibition.

Both artists shared important stages in their schooling with Andreas Opiolka and Birgit Brenner at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, as well as asynchronous residencies at art3 in Valence and of course exhibitions at Parrotta Contemporary Art. At the same time both artists follow entirely different approaches: Benjamin Bronni wrestles for and simultaneously doubts absolute clarity of form in his works. Lisa Mühleisen on the other hand takes pre-existing form’s and formats’ absolute clarity as precondition for later examination and reshaping.

„Ciao!“ as a greeting is in itself ambiguous, it can equally be a farewell as well as a welcome – it’s meaning is determined by context alone.

Tags: Birgit Brenner, Benjamin Bronni, Lisa Mühleisen, Andreas Opiolka