NagelDraxler is back in town at last, having moved into Markus Luettgen’s old premises on Elisenstrasse, showing works by the old warhorse and commentator on painting Gunter Reski. The walls of the exhibition are plastered with texts and pictures, creating the format of a gigantic wall newspaper – a private work created every day by a person who hardly ever leaves the house, if the work’s text is to be believed. In Reski’s case, this display makes perfect sense, as the written word is essential to his engagement with painting, featuring in many of his pictures. In Reski’s first exhibition with the gallery, not unlike Ceccaldi’s, the pictures are to be understood as a loose illustration of experiences of a fictional author. Three pictures of dust bunnies in particular interlock nicely with the domestic observations in the text, while referring in their execution to Gerhard Richter’s cloud pictures or recent line-based abstract works by Albert Oehlen.
- Moritz Scheper
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