Joe - Version I - III

Version I - Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

Version II - Raum für Gäste, Aachen

Version III - studioview

" (...)
In fact, Boese puts the conditions of painting - the classic contradiction between illusionary and real space, the effect of form and color - up for discussion with regard to their validity for contemporary image production. The synthesis of rational order and layers of color that can be sensually experienced is not meant as a confrontation but as a dialectical contribution to the discourse about the inevitable illusion of space, even in completely monolithically painted surfaces. From this perspective, Pedro Boese's painting appears as a reflection of international modernism on itself. (...)"

Text by Susanne Prinz published for the exhibition "umstellen", Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin 2013