Friday, August 16, 2013

Pandora on exhibit in Berlin

Pandora, an egg tempera & oil painting, will be on exhibit at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin as part of the 'All My Stars' 10 year anniversary show. Also being displayed is the 'Boxed Vanitas', alongside works by other notable artists, including: David Hochbaum, Marina Bychkova, David Stoupakis, Wee Flowers, Seymour, Kris Kuksi, Mark Ryden, Saturno Butto, Mimi S, Chet Zar, and many others.

As the Gallery comments, "For this extraordinary milestone birthday exhibition, “All My Stars”, opening the 16th of August at Strychnin Berlin we will show not only show brand-new works, but will also feature Yasha Young’s personal collection and the gallery’s inventory. Thus, making it a walk through our past, and an insight into our future."

Both Vierling paintings are for sale. Interested collectors may contact the Strychnin Gallery directly.

Pandora. Egg Tempera & Oil on panel. 18" x 24"

The subject of Pandora takes it's cue from Greek mythology, alluding to 'She who brings up gifts from below'. The theme has been portrayed in paint countless times throughout history, from antiquity to the present, being expressed with particular empathy by various 19th century pre-Raphaelites. Vierling's interpretation depicts the moment after curiosity has piqued, the amorphous shades already saturating the atmosphere. 

Boxed Vanitas. Egg Tempera & Oil on panel. 6.5" x 6.5"
The composition of the 'Boxed Vanitas' exalts the trompe l'oeil tradition and was painted from life in the artist's studio. The walnut frame punctuates the illusion, encouraging the viewer to peer into the compartmentalized space, and to ruminate on the delicacy of the mundane.