Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Sunrise Doesn’t Last All Morning, a solo exhibition of new work by German artist Fabian Treiber on view at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, July 9 – August 20. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. An opening reception will take place Saturday, July 9 from 5 – 7pm.
Treiber is an artist dedicated to questioning perceptions of reality through depictions of interior and exterior spaces. He makes decisions about the compositions formally, rather than narratively and in so doing produces the effect that is at once constructive and dissolving, as Treiber describes, the works “seem not quite right, but are just right.” The windows and doorways provide glimpses of landscapes and morning skies, while the staircases and halls expand the pictures, giving the cinematic suggestion of a camera panning across the room. This sense of movement and elongation is heightened in Treiber’s multi-panels paintings.
His works begin with untreated nettle canvas, a soft textile with a practically invisible woven structure. Proceeding slowly, he applies glazed surfaces of paint, then adding lines that overlap to arrive at shapes which form his interiors and finally the objects that “inhabit” them. This process takes place in countless thin layers and with a variety of brushes, airbrushes, and palette knives, sometimes resulting in very thickly painted sections. Treiber avoids making precise allusions to realistic perspective, instead his imagery shifts—at times flat, stretched out, or collapsed.