As early as 2004, Peter Weidenbaum worked on a series of paintings that originated in the Czech forests. Today he is showing a series of new paintings at Jiri Svestka Gallery. With the title of the exhibition | Holzwege | the Belgian artist Weidenbaum refers to a book by the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. According to Weidenbaum, in this work Heidegger refers to the origin of the artwork and a kind of truth around or in the artwork. Of course, a philosopher has a different attitude to this than the artist. For the artist, this path is an imaginary walk through what can arise in his studio. New paths and choices in a world in which we are overwhelmed by images. Today, the new media provide such a number of images that we can no longer correctly estimate what is personally relevant to us. For Weidenbaum, the image itself does not come first.But it is the action of the painting and the idea around it that leads to the final work of art.
The exhibition is financially supported by the Delegation of Flanders in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The exhibition programme of Jiri Svestka Gallery in 2022 is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Municipality of Prague.