Tai-Shan Schierenberg "Psychogeography"


poster for Tai-Shan Schierenberg "Psychogeography"

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Flowers presents an exhibition of new paintings by the acclaimed British artist Tai-Shan Schierenberg, titled

For years, Tai-Shan Schierenberg painted landscapes for what they are; light on many different surfaces near and far, enjoying the
recreation of an airy cloud or heavy clod of plowed earth, in paint and mind. Now as he gets older, when his mind enters landscapes
and scrutinises them, it finds projected there, the possibility of metaphors to enlighten the psychological and philosophical questions
that concern him. The result of this enlightenment is a more pensive and mature body of work.

In the painting, The House Where I Was Born, a rotting house sits on a sturdy cliff conveying an idea that home is fragile, however the
earth, the solid ground, shapes one’s life deeply. This painting is inspired by a Robert L. Stevenson poem about a sailor battling the
tides in an unknown bay on Christmas day, only to realize he grew up in one of the houses perched high above.

Narcissus and Goldmund, depicting a typical English parish church in a characteristic German forest, began as an investigation into
Schierenberg’s German past and English present. As the creative process unfolded, other pairings suggested themselves; the
contemplative and the active, the spiritual and the worldly, nature and civilization – all themes from Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece
of the same name.

In addition to the various landscapes in the exhibition, portraits will also be on display, including one of a young psychoanalyst and
one of a French philosopher, both of whom are closely linked to psychological journeys.

Born in England in 1962, Tai-Shan Schierenberg lives and works in London. He graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1987
and has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. He is represented
in public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Tate Gallery, London; and the BBC.

[Image: Tai-Shan Schierenberg "Narcissus and Goldmund" (2011) Oil on canvas, 84 x 60 in.]



from March 04, 2011 to April 16, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-03-03 from 18:00 to 20:00

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