Superposition
DUVE Berlin is pleased to present the London based artist Nathaniel Rackowe and the young Cologne based artist Roland Gätzschmann with their first show at the gallery. In * Superpostion *, the artists will exhibit new sculptures and wall based works. The title of the show, *Superposition*, draws on two aspects that connect the work of both artists: the magic of light and a fascination with artificially constructed environments and systems. Nathaniel Rackowe's artistic practice is inspired by a strong interest in urban space and the disparate ways of how we exist in and navigate through the network of streets and buildings we encounter in our every day lives. His works present us with what seem to be two different realities: industrial materials such as stone, steel and wood are ultra-realistic, massive, and aggressive. Meanwhile, the artificial light that usually moves around the objects, suggest a mobility and lightness to the point of dissolution. At times, Rackowe's sculptures seem to be striving to escape their static state or to remind us of our own transience. Although the overriding tone of these works is abrasive, Rackowe points out that they also “chase the hopelessly romantic effort to distil those fleeting moments of beauty, those moments when elements are perfectly aligned, which we might call superposition”.
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