About PHILIPP GUFLER
DIMENSIONS: 20 x 24 cm
MATERIALS: used silkscreen print on mirror
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The human body is a central focus, featuring prominently in my silkscreen printed mirrors series. Looking at the work, the spectator is confronted with their own image. When looking into a mirror. what we usually perceive as a planar surface becomes tangible in its spatial depth. Pigments protect the viewer from his own reflection. They color the viewer and the room around him. A performative space opens up between pigment layer and glass surface, as well as the opaque layer lying behind both surfaces.
Philipp Gufler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and attended artist residencies De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2015-2017), Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA (2019) and Delfina Foundation, London (2021). Since 2013 he is a member of the self-organized archive Forum Queeres Archiv München. Recent solo exhibitions include: It is getting alive, BQ, Berlin (2020); I’m in love with a statue, Françoise Heitsch, Munich (2019); Pleasure Pain, Marwan, Amsterdam (2019); I Wanna Give You Devotion, Platform, Munich (2017); and Setz dein Ich in Anführungsstriche, Kunstverein Göttingen (2016). Recent group exhibitions include: Tomorrow’s Language, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswill, Switzerland (2021); Andere Geschiedenis volgens Dirjke Kuik en Philipp Gufler, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2020); Love and Ethnology, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2019); Maskulinitäten, Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2019); Paranoid House, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); and Bei Cosy, Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2017). Artist books include: Projection on the Crisis (2014/2021), I Wanna Give You Devotion (2017), Quilt #01-#30 (2020), Lana Kaiser(2020), and Indirect Contact (2017).