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Artists & Exhibitions

BEYOND REACH: Navigating Longing in the Modern World


14.10. - 18.11.2023


Exibition by Christian Achenbach, Wei Tan and Jack Hughes 

Galerie Sara Lily Perez invites you to the new exhibition, titled BEYOND REACH: Navigating Longing in the Modern World, an exploration of human connections in the digital age and will feature works by artists Christian Achenbach, Wei Tan, and Jack Hughes.

BEYOND REACH dives into the profound desire for authentic human connections against the backdrop of virtual relationships and the need for physical touch. The selection of the artworks delves into the impact of isolation, urbanization, and technological progress on our personal relationships, providing a compelling reflection on modern loneliness and the delicate bonds that tie us together. This exhibition invites visitors to reconsider contemporary concepts of closeness and distance and highlights the paradox of our hyper-connected yet emotionally distant lives.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 14 October to 18 November 2023, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 14 October 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artists:

Christian Achenbach studied at Hochschule der Künste Berlin from 2001 to 2007. He had artist residencies in Copenhagen and Switzerland. Achenbach is also a co-founder of the "Artistweekend". The Berlin-based sculptor and painter, reinterprets 20th-century art history with a fresh postmodern perspective, akin to composing a symphony. He shares a love for music with Kandinsky, and their art resonates with a "synesthetic" connection between colors and sounds. Achenbach's works cleverly explore modernity, particularly postmodernism. His pieces lack central motifs, featuring rhizomatic combinations of geometric shapes and symbols, evoking Modernity, Dadaism, and Cubism. Just as music blurs clear contours and employs an explosive color palette, Achenbach's art follows a similar path.

Wei Tan is a Malaysian painter and sculptor based in Berlin, who transitioned from music composition to abstract painting in 2015, drawing inspiration from Abstract Expressionists. Her art serves as spontaneous self-expression, with each painting reflecting subconscious thoughts through spontaneous gestures and the mingling of materials. In her later works, she combined tangible objects like chairs and tables with abstract elements, evoking a range of emotions. Her art offers a glimpse into her emotional world and prompts viewers to explore their own feelings.

Jack Hughes is a Welsh artist. He holds a BA in Fine Art from the Arts University Bournemouth (2018) and currently resides in London. He specializes in creating large-scale oil paintings characterized by bold under-painting and contrasting colors. Initially exploring existential themes, Hughes has transitioned his artistic focus towards vivid, densely saturated depictions of his upbringing. His current work is firmly rooted in his childhood experiences, drawing from his dreams and memories to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Hughes' creative process now often begins with his dreams, which serve as the inspiration for his paintings. He maintains a dream diary, documenting dreams connected to his personal memories of people and places.