In the exhibition Schwarzwald at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Ueno presents objects that are historically fundamental in their basic forms within our surrounding. From Gothic window frames, street lamps and fences, he shapes new realities in the space, following a strict aesthetic code with a strong reference to Minimal Art.
Ueno identifies the structural potential of his chosen objects as drawings in the space. By removing them from their everyday context and translating them into sculptures, he opens up new forms that range from poetic non-functionality to ironic peculiarity. These realities, which he sees expanded outside of the artistic space, are an essential basis in Ueno’s work. In the combination of artificial structures with natural forms, presented in his sculpture Spiral Shell & Finger (2017), he intensifies his designs, which in their contrasting qualities also raise issues of artificiality versus nature, exploring the boundaries between artistic and natural creation.
Inviting the visitor to move around and within his large-scale sculptures, diving into his vision of materialized drawings, discovering his translated patterns with personal and intimate associations, Ueno is interested in influencing reality outside of the artistic space by evoking and expanding new perceptions of our environment.
12.04. – 06.05.2018
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm