Thomas Bayrle
La Camera degli Sposi (After Mantegna)
25 November 2010–31 December 2010 | Dirimart Nişantaşı

Thomas Bayrle

Bayrle explains his works for the exhibition “Camera degli Sposi – (after Mantegna)”; I am returning after forty years with Sex and Rock n’ Roll… Sixteen works were printed in the 1970′s with the name “Feuer im Weizen/Fire in the Wheat” in Maerz Verlag, now they are back with big serigraphy prints. I am an old man now and I find it necessary to bring back “sex”, which has been around forever and will continue to be for eternity. The name for my new, bigger prints is “Camera degli Sposi” – (After Mantegna). Mantegna is the famous painter who painted the frescoes of Palazzo Ducale in Mantova. The title refers to the work in Palazzo Ducal and to the artist Andrea Mantegna.”

“Camera degli sposi” alludes to the wedding band, the ring, marriage and the married couple. The theme of sex that is used in this exhibition is tied to the alluded subjects. Mantegna would use illusion in his wall paintings; it is possible to notice an illusion that is similar in Bayrle’s works.

SELECTED WORKS
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
Fire in the wheat
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