OPENING: 02.02.2005, 6pm
Eva Weymann´s images focus on ordinary, everyday objects. She arranges
apartments as film sets and photographs them after the shoots. Segments
of these photographs are the basis of her large-format paintings, which
show typical details of German home decor – cropped and blown-up.
Various artistic processes contribute to the creation of these works from
installation (i.e. set design), to photography and finally the painted
image – a synonym for a familiar world. Staged scenarios become depictions
The interior of an elderly person's house is a very common motif, but here
everything has been carefully arranged according to the vision of the artist.
A generation's decorative taste is evoked through heavy, dark wooden furniture,
furnishings and decorative elements from the 1960s and 1970s and even patterned
wallpaper. The arrangements function as a stage set and serve as the actual
subject of the artist's paintings.
By showing the room in close-up the artist reveals only a few details,
but these elements manage to convey the atmosphere and larger environment
of the rooms in striking manner. As if peering through a door that is slightly
ajar, the viewer is given a voyeuristic look into the private sphere of
an unknown person – much like the view through a movie camera.
Eva Weymann also uses photographs that she finds at flea markets. From
old family albums to postcards and press photos from magazines, the images
show the private life of various individuals. Here too the photographs
are enlarged, as if the artist wanted to dissect the world of the German
bourgeoisie through the microscopic view of her canvases.