with Hampus Wernemyr
Looking at a painting by Wernemyr is like putting your eye against a peep-hole to another world; it’s a void occupied by creatures of the night. As the sun sets the boundaries between imagination and reality blur – the night becomes a canvas upon which myriad stories are painted. Clowns, trolls, leprechauns and acrobats clash and collide in a chaotic dance, yet insight into what unfolds on the other side is restricted to small fragments. From our world, we see only tightly framed snapshots captured within the whirlwind of motion. By virtue of what they omit, Wernemyr’s paintings make wonder, forcing the viewer to engage their own imagination. Like the title suggests, it’s a fairy-tale beginning and ending within the same moment. This is the artist’s first solo in Berlin.