New works by Christian Rosa (b. 1982, Sao Paulo) at Contemporary Fine Arts.
Rosa lives and works in Vienna and Los Angeles.
With this approach – the weight of simplicity, raw form and materiality, the free play of forces – Rosa is clearly pursuing the achievements of modernism. He delves into its regulations and customs, using its exterior and its distinctive features, but confronting its former selves with an inappropriate exaggeration of its laws, tightening and dissecting them on their own terrain. Following their logic, he deactivates the protective shield of established value and begins a new round of profanization. It may come across as the demystification of an already demystified world, a destruction of gods where gods no longer seemed to exist. We see the vehicles of the action in an unfamiliar and surprising “nakedness”, with traces of the undesirable, facing charges of an “indecency” now known as “artlessness” – they have simply laid themselves down in the open space of untreated subject matter, on the ground of a reality that venerates no higher beings, whether they rule in the museums as inviolable values, shine out in the heavenly spheres of the media, or seek to dictate as figures of the fate of world history.
This is Christian Rosa’s first solo exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts 02 MAY – 07 JUNE, 2014
It will be accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Linda Yablonsky and Roberto Ohrt.
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