THE LUXURIOUS AND ABUNDANT LIVES OF OTHERS
August 15 – August 31
Thursday, August 15 5pm – 8pm
In his new body of work, Weisz approaches a wide scale of subjects in a multitude of ways that aim to involve the viewer in a physical manner. He believes in fully emersing his viewer into the spaces he creates.
Weisz’s paintings directly respond to his surrounding environment as he uses his everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. The work incorporates time as well as space – a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit.
His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise situations, events and, even better, to complement them. Combining unrelated aspects leads to surprising analogies. By merging several seemingly incompatible worlds into a new universe, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random situations. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
Space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence.
Dates de l'exposition
15 août – 31 août, 2019
Jeudi, 15 août 17h00 – 20h00
(613) 789 7145
293 Dalhousie, Suite 103
Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5