Featuring: Shiva Ahmadi Jacob Feige Eva Struble
True to its title, Three Positions is a presentation of three young artists charting new territories in painting.
Shiva Ahmadi constructs watercolor compositions based on memories and media-filtered events. Mixing conventional watercolor technique with Persian spices and teas used as paper dyes, she creates disquieting poetic images. Her paintings describe a war zone, where bullets flank the perimeters of a mosque as fences, barbed wire is intertwined with Persian scarves, and soldier boots and jelly-beans are scattered “decoration” of a surreal composition.
Jacob Feige’s canvases are built as personal topographies. He begins his work by taking dozens of photographs of the built and natural environments. Then he starts thinking of them in relation to landscape painting and abstract 20th-century art. They aim to organize chance and to offset structure.
Eva Struble’s interest in nature and architecture stands at the core of her practice. Her large-scale paintings find a life of their own in the tension between order and disorder, bucolic nature and industrial land. Tornado-like brushstrokes, visceral paint and erased surfaces combined with structured configurations create an explosive yet balanced composition.