Galerie Bob Gysin proudly presents Christoph Schreiber's works. In the past years the artist's works ranged in an alleged representation of an everyday reality oscillating between sobriety and surreal event. When observing the works situated at the verge of representation and fiction, our own perception of reality was irritated and questioned. The metaphorical content became "the other".
This draws the line to Christoph Schreiber's current exhibition with the title "Vom Anderswo" [From Somewhere else]. The artist's fifth exhibition at Galerie Bob Gysin is characterized by a new metaphorical language. Color is in the background and only implied. Forms only evoke associations and are not descriptive but suggestive and take an abstract effect. Bulb exposure, movement and the play with light virtually turn a film sequence into one single image. In this way time is illustrated and visualized. Questions about the time dimension and the associated loss of recognizability come up. The artist who has always described his work to be closer to painting than photography now also connects formally to the former. The new works do not have titles in order to focus the observer's perception only on the image.
The work reproduced on the invitation can imagine single hanging objects, but does not do it expressly. We trip over the forms of elements which sometimes evoke specific associations, though these associations remain proposals. This oscillating perception results in a vague metaphorical content and moments of suspense. The works are presented in box frames with colors on the basis of the respective image and behind glass. The glass which should basically protect the work becomes a mirror of reality: the other real world is reflected and thus is present simultaneously to the reality of the image.
Christoph Schreiber wants his works to be understood as experiments whose results come from the continuous play between the unknown and known. If the known and the close appear unfamiliar, fixed perceptions break down and a huge emotional potential is set free. We are confronted with new possibilities and are challenged to question and enrich our perception of the world.