29 June 2012

COLOGNE: THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED

JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de
JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.deJARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de
JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.deJARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de
Jared Buckhiester 'The Naked and the Clothed', Thomas Rehbein Galerie Köln, Images by artfridge

Faceless cheerleaders, cocky teenagers chewing tobacco, biceps enlargements with pastel coloured socks - Jared Buckhiesters art works are surrounded by a morbid and yet extremely beautiful aesthetic. With a passion for details the 1977-born, New York-based artist celebrates symbols of youth and experimental curiosity, but the icons displayed are everything but easy to swallow. Uncanny masks made of porcelain stare at each other - detached from their original shape, only two sticks allow to imagine the face that shaped its form. Inside the masks, transparent ink suggests sweat and alludes to the life that had a hard time to breathe underneath the white layer. Porcelain socks, as in an untidy boy's room, decorate the floor. A sock-arm, sticking out of the wall, pretends to be stronger than it really is.
Wondering through the space, one almost misses the sight of a teenager, laughing frivolously at the serious gallery visitors. And there they are: Just around the corner, the water coloured '12 Bullies and a Bucket' are hanging around, looking self-content and full of lust for life.

JARED BUCKHIESTER -  THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED
until the 30th of June 2012

Thomas Rehbein Galerie
Aachener Straße 5 

50674 Köln
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 14-18h; Saturday 11-16h

  JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de
JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de JARED BUCKHIESTER_THE NAKED AND THE CLOTHED_Thomas Rehbein Galerie_images by artifridge.de
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