I recently talked with Serbian-based artist Saša Pančić about his exhibition at Ronewa Art Projects in Berlin entitled "Membranes." The exhibition runs until December 21, 2023, and features three distinct series of ink drawings: "Semantic Shadows," "Liminality," and "Beyond the Horizon."Roger Washington: The title of your exhibition, "Membranes," explores the metaphor of membranes as selective barriers that protect and define physically and symbolically. Could you elaborate on how this concept translates into your art and how it challenges viewers to consider hidden layers of reality?Saša Pančić: The exhibition's title, "Membranes," has symbolic meaning derived from the artwork's language - its flatness and imaginary depth. I have always been fascinated by the creation of the physical world; why do certain forms in nature have this specific look? On the other hand, for me, a painted picture (or drawing) is beyond the concept of representation; it has the essence of a particular language and is the perception of different dimensions and interactions between external and internal, physical and psychological, historical and super-historical.
Ahead of her solo online exhibition, Ronewa chatted to Hungarian-American artist Clara Berta about her new series of works ‘Blue Confgurations.’ Berta shares insight into her creative process that brings together intuition, movement, and inspirations from nature that give her gestural forms an organic quality.
The online exhibition ‘Blue Configurations (Paper) Series’ is live in the Ronewa viewing room from February 14 to March 14, 2022. Read the exhibition press release here.
Ronewa had the pleasure of meeting up with American artist Douglas Diaz as he traveled through Berlin to chat about his introspective art-making process and the profound ideas about memory and identity that thread his new series Memorias (Memories) together. We delved into concepts of identity construction and collective histories, the artist’s disciplined practice of meditation, and how place impacts his work.
The online exhibition Memorias (Memories) is live in the Ronewa online viewing room from November 17 to December 31, 2021. Read the press release here.
With one week to go before Mireille Gros' online exhibition opens, I had the pleasure of chatting to the Swiss artist about her ongoing botanical drawing project. Gros shared insights on her relationship with nature, her artistic process, and her new series created for the Ronewa Online Viewing Room.
An Interview with Mireille Gros by Marie-Laure Bernadac - 2001
Marie-Laure Bernadac: this color book carries the name of the exhibition “émergence“. It contains many different drawings that were compiled and pasted in its pages.
Mireille Gros: I use them to prepare the exhibition, to develop my vocabulary of forms.
MLB: some of the motifs are quite different from the plant and vegetable motifs so characteristic of your work. The compositions, too, are different. There are fewer single subjects, the pages are fuller, some even entirely covered with tiny cells.
MG: A reduction took place. When you look through a microscope or a telescope you often see a similar picture. I don’t differentiate between abstract and figurative drawing. By changing my position and thereby my perspective, I’m freer. Near meets far.