THEN / NOW One can imagine what it is like growing up with parents whose histories are antithetically entwined and silently informs their relationships. Imagine how complicated life gets living in a country haunted by the same divides. A very apt description of how such a riddle informs Carsten Weitzmann’s imagery is in an article about his show at Gallery below.
A very apt description of how such a riddle informs Carsten Weitzmann’s imagery is in an article about his exhibit at The Phatory below.
“Stefan Muhle & Carsten Weitzmann were born in East Germany in the early 1960s at the peak of the Cold War. The problematic historical circumstances of their early years haunts the work of each: observant, concerned yet holding something back emotionally, their work explores the texture of an everyday world, exemplified by found images, that is never perhaps quite what it seems. The work of an early generation of German artists who had to grapple with the immediate aftermath of the Second World War has become well known in the United States. Their exhibit provides a glimpse of a subsequent generation of artists who had to grapple with their own historical dilemmas, though often on a more personal and intimate scale.” From germanyinNYC.org, 2015