Artist: Johann Nussbächer (Germany)
Title: Reale Fiction 56
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 90H x 70B x 3,5cm
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White and black. This work has the fascinating aspect of a white and black macro – photography, that shows a cut, dug gypsum surface, eaten away by the time, on which three large holes are standing out. Only partially seen, they are as deep black, mysterious hollows. Around them the brightness of the upper part of the picture is fading. Only the hard jutting and irregular outlines of the three holes are sticking out , to give, once more, the sensation of tridimensionality and mystery.
The adjective “reale” is in Italian: is it possible that the wish was to “play” with the double meaning of “reale” that, in the Italian language, can mean both “real” and “royal”? Anyway the works “Reale Fiction” by Johann Nußächer are characterized by a tridimensional appearance (the surface is always flat) that plays in a remarkable way with the typical aspects of natural materials, as gypsum surfaces, dug, cut, pierced, submitted to different colour gradations. It is this relationship between fiction and reality to create the mysterious and polyvalent fascination of these works, that can be read in very different ways too (macro-photography effects) and involve with their abstract beauty, communicating directly with the field of fantasy and fantastic.