Curator Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso about the Exhibition "Bewegung"
"Bewegung" is an exhibition about different perceptions of movement. Veronika Spleiss’s paintings depict movement playfully, shifting skilfully in and out of figuration. Roger Brönniman approaches movement more as a gesture, the live act of painting being urgently captured in his work. As the dynamism of colours and shapes of both artists hits us, bold and defined in the case of Spleiss and intentionally rough and blurred in the one of Brönniman, we are left with a complexity of moods that lingers in its ambiguity. Our mind cannot help but associate narratives to these pieces: an urban landscape at one point, a seascape, a starry sky, a crowd. In these ever-transforming connotations, the show invites us to allow our imagination to wander on multiple paths. At once, we are encouraged to focus on the complexity of each piece, whilst simultaneously taking in the combination of these works, juxtaposed to one another in an orchestrated polyphony of colour.
About the Curator
Jacek Ludwig Scarso stretches theatrical experiences across live performance, video, photography and installation. Born in Rome of Polish, British and Italian origins, he lives and works in London. Jacek’s creative process stems from his background in performance and vocal studies, having trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His projects, investigating intersections between practices of theatricality and contemporary art, have been exhibited worldwide. These include recent shows and commissions at Tate Exchange / Tate Modern, MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea (Rome), the Science Museum, GV Art Gallery and InTRANSIT (London), Fotofever at Carrousel du Louvre, Pave D’Orsay and Cutlog (Paris), BAW and The Living Theater (New York), MIA (Milan), Galleria Civica Cavour (Padua), Weissraum Gallery (Kyoto, Japan), CICA Museum (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea), Tai Kwun (Hong Kong), Photo Docks (Lyon), Vkunst (Frankfurt) and Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Budelsdorf) where his video-works are included in the Nord Art Collection. Jacek is a collaborationg artist with Anise Gallery in London and Romberg Arte Contemporanea in Rome. He is also the Artistic Director of the award-winning Elastic Theatre in London and is Reader in Art and Performance at the Sir John Cass School of Art Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University), where he completed his PhD in artistic research and where he holds the honorary title of University Teaching Fellow. He is currently developing a new curatorial enterprise with Studio CS and Fondazione Marta Czok in Italy. He is UK correspondent for Exibart Art Magazine (Italy).