Johannes Kahrs

La Révolution Permanente


Paris


Press release

The upcoming exhibition will, for the most part, consist of a diptych: two large oil paintings. Johannes Kahrs paints and draws, he also works with video and photography. The challenges of painting today are a vital field of exploration for this artist: how to make a painting with such and such a topic? A 1997 painting: a woman seated, revealing her bared genitalia, another, a painting from 1993, depicts a man, with one leg amputated such are the still difficult, not to say taboo, images and subjects which Kahrs has elected to address. Another facet of the subjects he's interested in concerns the images we have in common, due to a shared film and contemporary music-faces and situations or events which sometimes become symbolic.