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SuperBlast @ Beinghunted. Gallery Berlin – April 28th 2016

SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt: The Trees Carry The Wind Into The Forest

Solo Exhibition at BEINGHUNTED. Gallery from April 28th – May 31st, 2016
BEINGHUNTED. Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt’s first solo exhibition “The Trees Carry The Wind Into The Forest”.

In his work SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt takes inspiration from the writings of world renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell. With his unbiased approach of excerpting, re-interpreting, and fusing religious as well as cultural symbols, the artist is creating a new, a very personal, fictional mythology altogether. For “The Trees Carry The Wind Into The Forest” Osterholt has created a series of works on canvas, paper and wood as a comprehensive overview, the status-quo of his artistic operation.

Join us for the opening reception on April 28th from 19:00 – 22: 00 at
BEINGHUNTED. GalleryWallstrasse 410179 Berlin(U-Bahn Spittelmarkt / U2)

Complimentary refreshments provided by San Miguel.

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SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt: The Trees Carry The Wind Into The Forest
“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.” – Joseph Campbell

In his work SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt takes inspiration from the writings of world renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell. Campbell analyses the universal mythology found in all diverse cultural groups around the globe, pervading every age of mankind. Osterholt’s personal interpretation and assessment of the subject offers a vast array of visual stimuli for his multi-faceted works. Central to many of the bold and graphic tableaus are genderless, draped and hooded figures, their style reminiscent of Eastern European religious icon paintings:
“For me, my icon characters represent human mortality and through that the concept of living. We are part of the universe around us and in us. We are infinite and mortal at the same time.“ – SuperBlast

With his unbiased approach of excerpting, re-interpreting, and fusing religious as well as cultural symbols in his expressive style, the artist is creating a new, a very personal, fictional mythology altogether. The origins of this universe of mythology can be traced back to 1990s youth culture – skateboarding, music, and graffiti writing – a formative period for Osterholt as he took the first steps towards his artistic career.

“Not just beautiful, though – the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

For “The Trees Carry The Wind Into The Forest” Osterholt has created a series of works on canvas, paper and wood as a comprehensive overview, the status-quo of his artistic operation. While each piece tells its own tale, the exhibition as a whole can be viewed as a continuous narrative guiding the viewer through the mythology of SUPERBLAST.

SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt – CatalogueCoinciding with the Exhibition, BEINGHUNTED. Gallery will launch its first artist publication. The full-color catalogue will feature all artworks from the show and is produced in a signed and numbered edition of 50 copies.

SUPERBLAST / Manuel Osterholt – Screen PrintA signed and numbered screen print will be released in an edition of 50.

For all sales inquires and appointments, please contact: Joerg Haas at joerg.haas@bghd.net

BEINGHUNTED. Gallery Wallstrasse 410179 Berlin, Germany
Contact: florian.hettenbach@bghd.net | +49 30 20614867
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