THE RISING

 

The Rising

is shown in two simultaneous solo exhibitions in Berlin and Düsseldorf.

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
November 10, 2017 – January 20, 2018
tanjawagner.com

 

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Nautilus, paper collage, sanded, spray paint, 2017

Trojnarski’s fascination for science and technology also determines the motifs in her recent works. Her paintings, collages and objects speak of human curiosity and explore the history of human knowledge and research in early shipping, aviation and astronautics. On this basis, Trojnarski juggles three thematic fields, all of which deal with the exploration of new spheres: ship journeys into the unknown, and flying within as well as outside the Earth’s atmosphere. The first theme concerns the historic maritime expeditions of James Cook, Edmond Halley, Fernando Magellan, and the Vikings who entered America before Columbus. The second motif is made up of images from the aviation sector such as bird wings and feathers, dash lines from the wind tunnel and zeppelins. The third part deals with modern space travel – Yuri Gagarin, the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in Moscow, rocket launches of probes and photo material from NASA can be found in the collages.

In her work, Trojnarski links the objects, which in some cases date from different centuries, by pointing out the parallels and overlaps in the history of technology, for example the segment construction of boats and zeppelins or navigation systems in aviation and shipping technology. At the same time, she makes this history tangible on a different level than the immobile object in the museum – in her paintings, the dynamics can be experienced sensually, the movement, the curiosity, the urge to discover something new.

The artist focuses on the means of transportation without which the exploration of new spaces would not have been possible. Travel, whether by ship, zeppelin or rocket, forms the basis for the discoveries of restless researchers. So the German word for ‘travelling’ (reisen) goes back to the verb ‘risan’, which means ‘to rise, to stand up’.
Travelling to reach a goal, to start a journey. Travelling to see, feel, learn and grow.

 

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Evolution
Paper, oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 2017

 

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Knowledge
Paper, oil on canvas 150 x 110 cm, 2017

 

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Rising
Paper, oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 2017

 

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Detail of Rising

 

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Embrace
Paper collage, sanded 32 x 31 cm, 2017

 

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Zypher
Paper collage, 30 x 21 cm, 2017

 

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Aero
Paper collage, sanded, pencil, 33 x 31 cm, 2017

 

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Orbiter
Paper collage, soot, 42 x 33 cm, 2017

 

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Capsule I & II
MDF, Length 36 cm, Ø13 cm, 2017

 

 

The Rising

Julia Ritterskamp, Düsseldorf
November 10, 2017 – January 20, 2018
jr-art.com

 

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Transition II
Paper collage, soot, 38 x 28 cm, 2017

 

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Evolution II
Paper collage, sanded, soot, pencil, 33 x 47 cm, 2017

 

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Zypher
Paper, oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 2017

 

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