Felix Eckardt – Urban Vibes
2.3.2018 - 01.04.2018
How does the modern city feel like? How can the vibrant life, the urban energies, dynamics, vibes get transformed into an image? Felix Eckardts paintings offer the viewer to plunge into urban landscapes that are more emotion than situation. Shimmering lights and shiny colours dissolve the paintings in dancing dots of colour. They are evocative of a nightly cab ride in one of the metropolis in this world, New York, London, Berlin or Hamburg. Rarely are we aware of which city the artist is telling. At least this is barely important – in focus stands the city as a type, the images present a commonplace that gets special. Because it’s the tiny fugitive moments, that have a beauty, we mostly don’t see in the hectic everyday live. Felix Eckardt transforms these little treasures he explores on his strolls into images, fixes them for us on canvas – Urban Vibes that tell stories of coming and going. Baudelaire would have had his pleasure with these paintings, that replace the dandyish flâneur of the nineteenth century by the global world traveller of the 21st century.
Opening: Friday, 2.3.2018, 7pm - 11 pm at Galerie GUDBERG NERGER, Poolstraße 8, 20355 Hamburg, Germany