Galerie Crystal Ball

Silky – Don´t think  about it!

     

Vernissage on Fr. 2 February 2018 at 19:00
Finissage with musical performance on So. 11 March at 5 p.m.

Yeah, Silke, sculpture 

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About 11 years ago, in March 2007,  Crystal Ball Gallery opened with an exhibition by the artist and musician Silke Thoss aka Silky. With “Don’t think about it!” Silky shows in her fourth presentation at Crystal Ball, a space related installation, an extraordinary set design, made of painted objects – pictorial, illuminated signs and billboards. In the interplay of language, light effects, sound and fog, they simulate an urban external advertising situation. The billboards, which are known from many films, metropolitan situations, are iconographically occupied by the artist with ironic references and meanings. Within the space, these communicate in an associative collage.

Silky’s humorous strategy in the implementation of her ideas creates a smart lightness that works in a laconic and sublime way. She owns an extraordinary position in the art business, as she does not impose any elitist attributions. In a time when social energies are special, this work can be considered as real fortune. Therefore I am very happy to be able to show Silky in the jubilee year of the gallery!

The exhibition will also feature smaller multiples by the artist.

 


Silke Thoss – All Gallerists I Slept With ( the greatest show on earth )

Exhibition opening with concert on Fri. 5. August 2011 at 8 p.m.
Concert: Silky and the Tossers
The exhibition is extended until 24. September 2011

Silke Thoss All Galerists I Slept With The Greatest Show On Earth Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin
All Gallerists I Slept With, Silke Thoss

Crystal Ball gallery shows new paintings of Silke Thoss alias Silky. With a self deprecating view the works display perspectives on the art business. Silkys ingenious bad humor explains us in pictures and shiny banners the art world as a farce. As assumed, less its complexity, the world is divided in bad and good art. Her works show this in panoptical fabulous Landscapes filled with images from the earlier and older art history. „All Gallerist I Slept With“ quotes in an absurd and generating alliance the hell themes of Hieronymus Bosch too a work of Tracey Enim with a related title. The aura of the tent (Everyone I Slept With) from the artist Enim, where she sewed her lover’s names on, exposes itself in a hollow but ambitious strategy for attention and love, which is finally compensated with money.

In Concert: Silky and the Tossers

Art designs here a double headed chimera whose financial capital appears more than a digressive mutation of presumed reality against the basic of art production today. An ambiguous conniving world that bears lies, develop as the artist hell in fact in which sphere the partaken characters follow barefaced their low instincts.

In that the artist portraits herself with impertinent gallery owners, a freak ensemble; but pointing on her own responsibility. The Pinocchio like nose that is looking like a brush, symbol of truth and authenticity, is a tool that can create a lot and here in Silke Thoss work, its mission aware – paints like hell.


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