Thomas von Poschinger /
Henning Strassburger

Kir Royal

Opening: 11.09.2020

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Henning Strassburger, HIGHLOW / JOHN DOE, 2020, oil on canvas 80 x 70 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Prinz Harry), 2020, magazine page on acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

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Thomas von Poschinger, Pimpf, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

Henning Strassburger, Kir Total, 2020, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

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Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Brian de Palma), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

Henning Strassburger, Zwei Palma Girls , 2020, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Boris Becker), 2020, magazine page on acrylic on canvas, 80 x 70 cm

Henning Strassburger, Daniel Yoga , 2020, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

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Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Taylor Lautner), 2020, c-print, 140 x 105 cm, Edition 1 + 2AP

Henning Strassburger, Cabin Fever, 2020, oil, charcol and lacquer on canvas, 250 x 200 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Shining), 2020, magazine page on acrylic on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Timothee Chalamet), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 70 cm

Henning Strassburger, Hippie Walk, 2020 , oil, charcol and lacquer on canvas , 140 x 120 cm

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Henning Strassburger, HIGHLOW / YESNO, 2020, oil on canvas, 80 x 70 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, Kir Royal (Calle von Bismarck), 2020, magazine page on acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Thomas von Poschinger, born in 1981 in Munich. Lives and works in Munich. Henning Strassburger, born in 1983 in Meißen. Lives and works in Berlin.

Schwabing, Champagner, Schickeria, Anpassung, 1985, 2020, Time Loop … Anlässlich von Various Others 2020 zeigt die Galerie Christine Mayer „Kir Royal“, eine gemeinsame Ausstellung von Thomas von Poschinger und Henning Strassburger.
Thomas von Poschinger (*1981) legt die Mechanismen der medialen Jetztzeit frei. Chats oder der alltägliche Boulevard suggerieren Privatheit und absolute Nähe, doch was vom eigentlichen Sozialen bleibt, ist fraglicher denn je. Seine ungegenständlichen Gemälde und fragmentarischen Fotoarbeiten zeigen die in aller Offenheit verborgene Kluft zwischen Teilhabe und Abschottung, Distanzierung und Anbiederung auf.

Gespeist aus den disparaten Bildern einer krisenhaften Wirklichkeit holt Henning Strassburger (*1983) die Existenzangst, den Hedonismus, die Sehnsucht und Ernüchterung einer ganzen Generation ins Zentrum seiner Malerei. Die Grenzen zwischen Geste, Ding und Zeichen verwischen. In einem kalkuliert manipulativen Akt erzeugt Strassburger eine reflexive Bildlichkeit, in der die Illusion glaubhafter als jede Authentizität wird.

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Schwabing, champagne, in-crowd, conformism, 1985, 2020, time loop … On the occasion of Various Others 2020, Galerie Christine Mayer presents “Kir Royal”, a joint exhibition by Thomas von Poschinger and Henning Strassburger. Thomas von Poschinger (*1981) exposes the mechanisms of our media-saturated present. Chats or the daily tabloids suggest privacy and absolute closeness, yet what remains of the actual social sphere is more questionable than ever. His non-representational paintings and fragmentary photographic works reveal the gap hidden in all openness between participation and isolation, distancing and ingratiation.

Fed by the disparate images of a crisis-like reality, Henning Strassburger (*1983) focuses on the existential fear, hedonism, longings, and disillusionment of an entire generation in his painting. The boundaries between gesture, thing and sign become blurred. In a calculatedly manipulative act, Strassburger creates a reflexive imagery in which illusion is more credible than any kind of authenticity.