In their creative practice, many artists gravitate towards certain ideas that are intruding on their mind and to which they keep on returning over and over again - some forms of obsessions that drive them to create. The extraordinary perseverance and the willingness to take risks that arise from them are often the driving force that feeds artists’ productivity, allowing them to grow in their practice and deliver exceptional outcomes while expanding their singular universe.
For this new exhibition, PEP invited artists to show how their photographic practice can express this notion of ‘obsession‘ - an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. Where is the line between returning to a theme or a concept over and over again and an obsessive behavior? Do artists nurture a pathological obsession with their creations, or is it on the contrary the necessary force that will help them persevering despite all the obstacles they will encounter along the way, allowing them to reach a certain form of greatness? Which kind of ideas or themes keep coming up in their work?
These questions have been explored in many different ways by artists who responded to PEP's open call. This exhibition will present their respective visions on the topic.
Schönhauser Allee 161A
July 15 to 25, 2021
Thursday, July 15, from 18:00
Wednesday to Sunday from 2 to 8pm
Federico Monty Kaplan
Dellfina Dellert and Luka Lukasiak
Jury and curators:
Jeroen De Wandel