Vibrational Strings: Annina Roescheisen
NEW YORK AND MUNICH BASED, GERMAN MULTIMEDIA ARTIST ANNINA ROESCHEISEN UNVEILS ALL NEW PAINTINGS IN A SOLO SHOW AT BOOGIE-WALL.
We are pleased to present this fall, the first solo exhibition in London of Annina Roescheisen which explores spirituality and human emotion through the Vibrational Strings series featuring never before seen new works in paintings.
Roescheisen develops a shared visual language that resonates with her viewer, as she increasingly roots her body in her creative process, shapes and structures intuitively align on the canvas.
On view - 10 pigmented rich and vibrantly colored works on canvas produced over the past two years, unveil to delve further into the aesthetics and embodiment as a mirror onto human emotions.
In her paintings, Roescheisen materializes the countless vibrations that constitute the invisible world and that come to define our perception of ourselves and of others. This new body of work moves further and deeper into the waves that extend from within and into the outer world, in turn affecting others.
Her philosophical approach, already tinged with a thirst for experimentation, extends to the fields of music and quantum physics. Just as sound and magnetic waves have been conceptualized, infinitesimally yet unmeasurably impactful throughout our existence, the artist shares her theory of emotional waves, akin to the latter, whereby individuals act as emitting and receiving poles, sensitive to various, unique frequencies and fields that ultimately connect us to one another.Physicality expands as a central part of her creative process.
All works from the exhibition can be viewed:
Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 7 pm
By appointment: Monday and Saturday 11 am to 6pm
Boogie-Wall Gallery is delighted to present Vibrational Strings, by Annina Roescheisen. This exhibiton mark Roescheisen’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show features never before seen new works in paintings, from the artist as part of her ongoing Vibrational Strings series.
These new works are a continuity of the artist’s ongoing exploration of the imperceptible’s endless influence over the physical and emotional self. The vibrant selection of new works, pursing the artist’s investigations on a shared human and spiritual condition through color. The exhibition opens on October 12, 2021.
In her paintings, Roescheisen materializes the countless vibrations that constitute the invisible world and that come to define our perception of ourselves and of others. This new body of work moves further and deeper into the waves that extend from within and into the outer world, in turn affecting others. Her philosophical approach, already tinged with a thirst for experimentation, extends to the fields of music and quantum physics. Just as sound and magnetic waves have been conceptualized, infinitesimally yet unmeasurably impactful throughout our existence, the artist shares her theory of emotional waves, akin to the latter, whereby individuals act as emitting and receiving poles, sensitive to various, unique frequencies and fields that ultimately connect us to one another. Physicality expands as a central part of her creative process.
Once again, Roescheisen’s body becomes an inherent part of the artwork, both object and subject of it, as its interactions with and reactions to its environment materialize in it. Her hand becomes the tool for her emotions, as they transpire through it and into the work. Seemingly leading her, yet subconsciously led by her, it unintentionally traverses, grazes, scrapes, caresses, scratches the canvas in a process that. This time, each canvas is the accumulation of several such sessions, undergone over the course of over two months.
With time, layers add onto the aluminum canvas, often up to 8 or 9. Roescheisen alternates paint, minerals, dripping ink, and with this added texture, the physical layering comes to mirror the emotional layers, the cumulated waves, that it expresses. Each color, meticulously and circumstantially mixed by the artist herself, inherits an emotional meaning, or, as the artist explored in her Bridging Grey performative video work (2017—2019), a duality of meanings that add onto the textural tension of the work.
Across each layer, using a feather and ink, she draws thousands of fine, floating lines, each uniquely positioned, emitting and oscillating with every flicker of her emotions. These vibrations, the visual translation of the latter, constitute Roescheisen’s visual language. On the canvas, they form a visual symphony – akin to notes on a musical score, and where the artist is at once the composer and the conductor. Performed in front of the viewer, each painting acquires its own resonance. A quantum field filled with magnetic waves, each canvas achieves its own, inherent frequency, emitted onto the viewer and perceived in its own unique way, if at all, by him.
Ultimately, Roescheisen erects a bridge to ignite our communication with the imperceptible, evoking new senses, new perceptions. The layers cannot be seen; the sounds cannot be heard; the magnetic waves cannot be touched; yet, like emotions, they can be sensed, and they can be felt.
Annina Roescheisen (b. 1982, Rosenheim, Germany) is a multimedia fine artist living and working in New York and Munich. In her work, which ranges from video, drawing, painting, to installation, and performance art. Roescheisen engages and nurtures investigations on a shared human, and spiritual, condition.
Building on the impact and symbolism of color in its ability to evoke human emotions, she addresses themes ranging from the self & the other, the inner & outer world, the visible & the invisible, dream & reality, while consistently suggesting shifts in perspective.
Drawn to how the human body interacts with and reacts to its sensitive environment – colors, textures, and sounds – she places physicality at the root of her creative process. Her body becomes an inherent part of the artwork, both object and subject of it, whether performative or materialized.
Exploring the imperceptible, she exposes the invisible, the intangible, and the inaudible transient yet boundless influence over our physical and emotional selves.
Roescheisen’s early work (2013—2017/18) reveals an autobiographical element, which she cultivates through the underlying concepts of iconography, poetry, literature as they manifest in Medieval art, German Romanticism, Gothic architecture and fairy tales. In a subtle interplay between dream and reality, her work drifts between childhood and adulthood, laying bare hidden depths of human existence through diverse artistic mediums.
Her video works, considered by the artist as “paintings in motion and emotion,” are slow and deliberate.
A chromatic visual tableau, her part-sculpture part-video La Pietà (2013) revisits medieval Christian iconography, all-the-while engaging with the relationship between mother and child, the construction of the self, and feminine identity.
Roescheisen’s work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide. Notable solo exhibitions include Bridging Grey, Ki Smith Gallery, New York (2019); Black & Blue, Speerstra Gallery, Paris (2018); and What are you fishing for? MANA Contemporary Art Museum, New Jersey (2017).
She has taken part in numerous group shows among which the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and Salon Berlin – Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin (2019). Since 2012, she has been continuously performing in Systema Occam by reputed French artist Xavier Veilhan, previously shown at the Delacroix Museum and Hermès Foundation, Paris, among others.
Her 2015 video work, A Love Story, received wide international acclaim, conferring her multiple awards including the Award of Merit – Best Woman Filmmaker at the Best Short Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2015) and the International Award of Outstanding Excellence at the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration & Equality (IFFPIE, Jakarta, 2016).
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