the hands delight to trace
As part of the exhibition series entitled Young Contemporary Art from Saxony at the Museum Gunzenhauser, the museum is presenting the first solo museum show of works by Christiane Bergelt, born in Marienberg in 1982. Her expressive paintings mix surface and pictorial space. Gestural expressiveness, sometimes decipherable as writing and sometimes encrypted as a graphical element, meets with precise construction. Narrative elements collide with processoriented statements. Confrontational situations located somewhere between figuration and abstraction tell of the process of creating the pictures; they blur lines of clarity and tolerate ambivalence. Over-painting and negation of found pictorial elements dissolve the boundaries between cohesion and openness of the image; they raise questions regarding the traditional conventions of painting.