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+ Malte Bruns
30 June – 29 September 2019
+ Malte Bruns
German sculptor und media artist Malte Bruns’ artistic interest lies in the effects human limbs and organs have on us, and how they are culturally charged. For this purpose, Bruns molds parts of his own body, colors them with gaudy, mostly unnatural tones and puts them together to new objects. The seemingly grotesque creations seem both familiar and alien, fragmented and yet alive. With his humanoid pieces, Bruns does not want to focus on the vulnerability or even destruction of the body. Rather, he uses them as a comment on speculative genetic and technical extensions. This attempt raises the question of the relevance of terms such as naturalness in our times, in which science and technology have replaced natural evolution of the human species.

Bruns frequently plays with the ambivalence of the open and fragmented body, which causes both disgust and fascination.

In the Kunsthalle of Museum Villa Rot the artist shows photographs, video works and sculptures.

 

Malte Bruns (*1984 in Bielefeld) lives and works in Dusseldorf. He studied at the Stately University for Arts and Design in Karlsruhe and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. At the Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf he graduated as a master student of Georg Herold in 2014.

He had solo exhibitions a.o. at the KIT – Art in the Tunnel in Düsseldorf and in the Gallery Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna. In 2016 he was nominated for the Nam June Paik Award.

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