9.9. - 15.10 2021
Martin Gerboc: The wonderful new world
White & Weiss Gallery opens the fall season with the exhibition of Martin Gerboc. The exhibition has been titled The Wonderful New World by the very artist. It features Gerboc’s most recent works, including the Jasquard tapestries that are offering him new, unexplored possibilities of expression. The exhibition, running to 15 October 2021, is curated by Zora Rusinová.
In his new, provocative works, Martin Gerboc yet again assails the form and representations in traditional figurative painting, and its former standards of beauty, truth or grandeur, but primarily its transparent message. Though Gerboc is often also inspired by real stories of people around him, the reflexion on the cynicism of media images – steadily streaming towards us in endless new waves, which immunizes us against them – is the most prevalent and intense element in his work. From brainwashing and sub-cultural rituals, through the rage of extreme hedonism, religious superstition, and mass psychosis ignited by a quasi-messiah, to situations covered in dark spiritual mist, Gerboc’s paintings are saturated with disheartening absurdity, as well as satire and the grotesque.