Paul Sochacki at EXILE

Artist: Paul Sochacki

Exhibition title: Self-reflection

Venue: EXILE, Berlin, Germany

Date: April 27 – June 2, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and EXILE, Berlin

For Berlin Gallery Weekend EXILE is happy to contribute a new solo exhibition by Paul Sochacki entitled Self-reflection.

Dear Visitor,

self-reflection, or the contemplation of our inner state, may seem to be a preppy practice of detachment for the most average person imaginable.

Though somehow, to reach the divine level of self-reflection is difficult and unlikely in this world: A world where constructing and consolidating comfort is what interactions within society are essentially based on. Facing comfort can be an encounter of high gravity – and of great boredom.

Most humans are forced into the deepest state of self-reflection when arriving from a different world, sphere or community, finding themselves in an under-privileged position. Caught in there, they are

forced to reconsider the value they embody and represent.

The exhibition combines self-made paintings and vintage posters of political and social demands. Together they turn into metaphors for the struggle of self-determination, that existential exercise that paves the consciences of our time.

Here, and at some point, this question might rise: Is there any other event beyond the exhibition that could retaliate the relation of truth and nature for us as a radical force of togetherness and singularity?

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Oil on linen, 65 x 72 cm

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Singularity, 2018. Oil on linen, 60 x 57 cm

Paul Sochacki, Fetisch Dialektik, 2018. Three vintage postcards with drawings placed inside window frames

Paul Sochacki, Fetisch Dialektik, 2018. Three vintage postcards with drawings placed inside window frames

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Labyrinth of truth, 2018. Oil on canvas, 170 x 130 cm

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Auschwitz, 2017. Oil on linen 105 x 120 cm

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Krieg und Frieden, 2018. Oil on linen, 150 x 120 cm

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Self-reflection, 2018. Installation view, EXILE

Paul Sochacki, Der Schrei, 2018. Oil on linen, 115 x 85 cm

Paul Sochacki, La Folia, 2018. Oil on linen, 96 x 109 cm

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