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Susanne Jung

occurence of color

Installation Views

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Susanne Jung at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Susanne Jung at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Susanne Jung at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Susanne Jung at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2014

Photo: Ljupcho Temelkovski, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Acrylic on cotton<br>145 x 165 cm\n\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Untitled, 2008

Acrylic on cotton
145 x 165 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch

Press Release

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Can one smell color – can one paint sound

Stripes – crossways and lengthways – laid down in subtle colour sequences, glow from within, continuously shifting the parameters of perception into new variations. Apparently fixed expanses of color open up to both sides – background depths meet foreground luminescences, and vice versa; horizontal and vertical, diffusion and extension, intersect with each other. Are these pictures transparent or translucent, should the gaze be oriented inwards or outwards? The visual field is a vibrating structure of distinct values and weights.
Alongside stand seemingly monochromatic fields that grow hazy. Glazes are layered upon one another, covering and nonetheless revealing what they obscure. Gleams shimmer faintly through the surface, floating like coloured veils.
Circular forms and fragments that seem to dissolve and compress in gentle gradations swirl light and shadow across the folded paper, which acts as a medium for the gray zones between black and white. Differences and fine distinctions melt together in the form, dissolving simultaneously into singularities that clearly stand next to each other, before the boundaries begin to dissolve again into new transitions and passages.
Despite their clear architectonic structures, Susanne Jung's pictorial textures are highly complex. In them the whole variety and contradictions of colour are teased out of the material – surface and space, light and matter, separation and juxtaposition, rupture and transition. Colours unfold warm and cold, luminous and hidden, dim and radiant, translucent and opaque, naturally and without any attitude, in a spectrum of infinite varieties and variations, standing within each other as well as next to each other.
Saturated presence transforms into omnipresence - diffuse, open and universal. The gaze cannot go into the distance, but is rather touched and transported from the present into a space that immediately floats away to a dislocated place. The observer meets these pictures in their entirety. They are like caresses that quake before sheer sensations, sensations that have no place but nonetheless fill the space – like sounds and smells that envelop and embrace, like fleeting memories that last all the longer.

Text: Karin Stempel, Kunsthistorikerin
Translation: Carlye Birkenkrähe