KEWENIG is delighted to present recent paintings by Jörg Scheibe from the 'Schmetterlingeffekt’ series in Room #3. The presentation is part of KEWENIG’s exhibition format '12 Rooms', a monthly rotating artist programme in the enclosed room between the gallery and the adjacent building.
The title of the series (en.: the butterfly effect) refers to a chaos theory in which a small change in one state of a given system can result in large differences in a later state, e.g. a butterfly flapping its wings resulting in a tornado several weeks later.
The paintings–created between 2018 and 2020–present a reduced colour palette, four shades for each canvas at the most. Based on the legacy of geometric abstraction each composition consists of two groups of superimposed rectangles. In each pair of rectangles, Jörg Scheibe switches colours and tilts the forms, testing the boundaries between repetition and variation.
These repeated colour contrasts build a strong visual rhythm–comparable to a musical score–as the rectangles seem to bounce off each other. In Room #3 the score repeats and resonates through the other paintings, and–to a larger extent–it even echoes to the building, as the concrete walls show the same geometric pattern.
Jörg Scheibe (b. 1966, Ebersbach) lives and works in Berlin.
Press release courtesy KEWENIG.