Tobias Pils - Untitled
Kunsthalle Krems has reopened after a year of refurbishment, showing young art by Tobias Pils in the skylight hall of the museum. Pils shows a painting installation covering an entire wall of the room. He had the walls painted in black, covering the glass wall of the hall with his enormous painting consisting of nine panels. As observed by curator Verena Gamper, the unusual size also has its effects on the composition of the artist’s work.
Here, topics that are usually treated as a mere side note in his work are given their full shape and dimension. Especially the three pregnant women in the upper third of the wall catch the eye of the viewer. Pils bases his work on on very personal subjects but transforms his own experiences into artistic shapes of general validity, as he indicates by clarification and also repetition.
The possibility of narrativity – the topic being embedded in a personal history – is hinted at but the narrative thread is interrupted at the same time. (written by Wolfgang Haas, translated by Cem Angeli)
The exhibition will remain open to the public until November 5th, 2017.