NIKOLAS GAMBAROFF
Kluft
April 25th – June 7th 2019 

Untitled (Tigre Parisien), 2019 Encaustic on canvas, 50x60cm

 

Untitled (Vertrauen), 2019, Encaustic on canvas, 180x210cm

 

Untitled (Wahlurnen; Multiple Choice), 2019 Microcrystalline wax on cardboard, metal light fixtures, dimensions variable

 

Untitled (Landschaft mit Lethe), 2019 Encaustic on panel 64x53cm

 

Untitled (Versuch Adler zu werden, Misslungen.), 2018 Microcrystalline wax on cardboard, 78x70cm

 

Europa 2, 2019 Microcrystalline wax on magazine page, wax tear, dimensions variable

 

Nikolas Gambaroff

Kluft

Schiefe Zähne is pleased to present an exhibition by Nikolas Gambaroff (b. 1979) consisting of new paintings and sculptures, a mixed media collage, a tear made out of wax, and an arrangement of light fixtures that used to frame the neon bulbs in the artists Kurfürstendamm studio, now the construction site for the development of an exclusive shopping center, boutique hotel and „cultural site“ appropriately called Fürst – happily over-identifying with symbols of power, tradition and „Heimat“.

 

DEM FÜRSTEN

Erste Fassung

 

Laß in der Wahrheit immerdar
Mich bleiben

Niemals im Unglük,

                             aber zu singen

Ihr Wohnungen des Himmels

                      wo sie den Tempel gebaut
Und Dreifuß und Altar
aber

                      herab von den Gipfeln

                             
                           zu singen den Helden

Deutsche Jugend – Zorn der alten Staaten –

                                                  hat ein Bürger

 

(from an unfinished hymn by Friedrich Hölderlin)