On July 5th Andrej Dubravsky opens Potential Wasted an exhibition of new works at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin. In spanning representation, abstraction, landscape, and queer figuration, Dúbravský’s painting is ripe with art-historical references from Paul Klee to Helen Frankenthaler. This is Andrej's third solo exhibition with the gallery.
With this most recent series of oil and pastel paintings on canvas, inspired by a rural perspective and the organic garden he maintains in Rastislavice, Slovakia, Dúbravský now confronts timely issues of agriculture, industry, and global climate politics. In a salon-style arrangement on the main gallery wall, the viewer faces a variety of images, including portraits of caterpillars and young men, industrial Slovakian landscapes populated with bathers, and oddly modified tree fruits with human features.
The exhibition remains on view through August 3, 2019.