WISE SIGHTS OF TIME

By Verena Johannsmann - Sunday, August 6, 2017
WISE SIGHTS OF TIME

Aesthetic views expressed by the art of painting in Tim Eitels work are often wise abstractions of increasing complexities on inner perceptions and sensitivities. An astonished glance searching for traces of existential themes and legitimations in human life will here be called out on this at first especially quiet and peaceful surface of substantial meaningful art. An unique expression that is influenced from own views of places and encounters as he says.

WISE SIGHTS OF TIME

Aesthetic views expressed by the art of painting in Tim Eitels work are often wise  abstractions of increasing complexities on inner perceptions and sensitivities.

An astonished glance searching for traces of existential themes and legitimations in human life will here be called out on this at first especially quiet and peaceful surface of substantial meaningful art. An unique expression that is influenced from own views of places and encounters as he says. 

Tim Eitel presents large verities. They exhibit universal readable and intelligible backgrounds of cognitive philosophical visual languages. Unspoken between the lines and on ascertaining truths colour fields. Interrogating the cultural definitions of countries and their societies provides this a pure experience of painting. Colour as a diagnostic tool comes here into value as well. Beyond these tensions between the realms of art and faith lies a fragile peace.

„Space is projection of figures or antagonist“ with a high accuracy and quality.

The consequences of financial and economic crises concerns in the first place human beings.

People who live in poverty with no housing or health care in social exclusion - they are the affected traumatized people.

But on the board of Tim Eitels paintings it is not about a social or moral obligation it is about invisible perspectives. Invisible means here an offering of unexpected, forward looking, timeless, optimistic prospects, as well as the reflection of splendid and new views. In addition his stage also offers extraordinarily „standpoints“, that bring the spectator very close to his own experience of valuation to an understanding of human presence, being and existence. They are as beautiful as questionable and uncertain!

And just this peculiarity and unique combination creates a moment of ethical, moral and social contemplation. It comes to a head of intellectual abstractions. Eitel fascinates at this point also with metaphorical strength: distance and proximity are in ambivalence at the same time through distinctive colour contrasts. This is one of the most extraordinary aspects of his work. 

Tim Eitel, Besucher, 2009. Oil on canvas, 226 x 256,5 cm. Private collection. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin.
Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017.

Tim Eitel, Architect, 2012. Oil on canvas. 210 x 250 cm. Private collection. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin. Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Tim Eitel, Asleep, 2013. Oil on canvas. 210 x 175 cm. Private collection. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin. Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. 

The second is Outlook as such. It is presented in this world of distinctive interplay of surfaces and its modern production. He himself describes that also as „Presences of History“, an extra particular visibility that is linked to a contemporary and responsible artistic display. Especially his impressions from Paris demonstrate that. In those local varieties is furthermore a flow of musical and humanistic ideas condensed.

To that Eitel shows concentrated fictions behind an enigmatic talent of painting proficiency. But here arises no potential for narrations rather an unspeakably truth that leads the viewer in a very interesting, non-judgmental elegant way to his open, movable but independently inner freedom. This higher level is matchless and provides the artist his rightly position in the contemporary art scene today. 

Tim Eitel, Gewand, 2016. Oil on canvas, 210 x 170 cm. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin. Photo: Jean-Louis Losi
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Tim Eitel, Tiles, 2017. Oil on canvas, 240 x 200 cm. Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin. Photo: Otto Felber, Berlin
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

While thinking about advancement of her theses and post doc research in Avantgarde Performance-Art, Dr. Verena Johannsmann worked for Art Basel on Curatorial Design (between Miami Beach and Hong Kong) in the last months. Before then, she assisted temporarily with the preparation for the Honolulu Biennale Foundation and its Prologue Exhibition in Hawaii while she was finishing her PhD thesis in Europe. Verena Johannsmann currently works and lives in Berlin and feels at home in research activities in international libraries (including the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts), artists’ archives and private collections (Paul Rosenberg Collection, New York). Verena worked in several museum environments like the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As a Trainee, she assisted Klaus Biesenbach in the Media and Performance-Art Department and Michelle Elligott in the Archives of the Museum. Besides press work, corresponding with high profile individuals and international artists (such as Marina Abramovic, Tehching Hsieh), Verena assisted with the preparation and implementation of two major exhibition projects. To that, Verena also worked in several auctioning environments while she was studying and finishing her PhD.

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