|HIPKISS, Yes But No But, 2014, mixed media on paper, 59 x 118 cm|
at Galerie Gugging
Opening May 14th, 2014, 7pm
Duration: May 15th to June 8th, 2014
Apocalyptic landscapes and fantastic images of plants – in this yearʼs Spring Exhibition the galerie gugging proudly presents works by Chris Hipkiss and Anna Zemánková.
Chris Hipkissʼ (*1964) visionary drawings open up lugubrious landscape scenarios: vegetation and utopian architecture interspersed with puppet-like figures or insects resembling cockroaches. Chris Hipkiss, whose pictures bespeak an interest in politics, music and comedy, is a pseudonym for the artistic couple Chris and Alpha Manson.
The Czech artist Anna Zemánková (1908-1986) depicts nature as an arena of mental states. Her fantastic plants, composed of arabesques, geometrical shapes and organic formations, appear to be hovering or dancing on the sheet. They were on show at the Biennale in Venice last year.