Domino Exhibition Raum mit Licht Vienna

Ernst Koslitsch | It doesn’t have to concern you what I believe

September 23, 2021

The contemporary artist Ernst Koslitsch presents his work at the Gallery Raum mit Licht Domino Exhibition.

The Raum mit Licht Gallery in collaboration with Munchies Art Club is pleased to present DOMINO a Series of solo and duo shows, adding artists every two weeks.

The exhibition DOMINO takes place at the Gallery Raum mit Licht in the Kaiserstr. 32 in the 7th district, from 16.03.2021 - 30.06.2021.

The Exhibition takes place online and analog at the Gallery Raum mit Licht space.

The invited artists have the opportunity to present new artworks and work in progress on location.

The first Solo Show of 11 is called „It doesn’t have to concern you what I believe“ from Austrian artist Ernst Koslitsch.

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We are images, dreams, photographs. We must not stay here. Prisoners! We shall break the illusion. This is magic! Goodbye to the Holy Mountain. Real life awaits us. Quote from Alejandro Jodorowsky about his movie : The Holy Mountain ( La Montaña sagrada)

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Ernst Koslitsch on view at Gallery Raum mit Licht Vienna

It doesn't have to concern you what I believe | Introduction | Viewing room

Ernst Koslitsch is constantly challenging himself to create something out of nothing with limited tools, constantly working on creating something better and different. His new development lets us dive into a yellow-esque and pre-historic environment.

From small rough filigree figurines coming together into one large wall piece to wooden trolleys reminding of sacrilegious objects are all made out of wood found at constructing sites- raw, wild, and ancient. 

The artist also shows works on paper, with a focus on pastel crayons as his favorite medium, showing unique, naive, and colorful artworks, a translation on to paper of what goes on in his mind. 

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It doesn't have to concern you what I believe | Viewing room | Art Gallery

His works are all part of what he calls his "Yellow Universe". A parallel world.

His newest work a wall-filling sculpture consisting of 38 of 50 fragile and playful woodcuts, is named "The first 5000 years“ ( in his Yellow Universe). An ambiguous depiction of ancient rock art.

Influenced by cave paintings found in France, stone paintings found in Africa, Geoglyphs from the dessert of Nasca, and ignited by the youngest discovery in the remote area of the Colombian jungle in Serrania de la Lindosa mountain, in the Chiribiquete National Park.

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The first 5000 years | Detail | Wall Sculpture | Ernst Koslitsch

The artist questions how it was possible 12000 years ago for humans to create something so stunning, powerful, and extraordinary, questioning the connection between human beliefs and the power of its origin.

Researching the stories behind the depictions and the mysteries that lead there, that in turn have influenced the evolution of Mankind.

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Installation View | Exhibition | Raum mit Licht Gallery | Ernst Koslitsch

Ernst is fascinated by the fact that belief is the biggest influence in someone accepting if something is real or not. The question he asks himself is: If something is conceived as being real and thus accepted as real by everyone, does it automatically becomes the truth? Even if in actual fact it's no more than a lie?

Ernst has always been occupied with the reason behind people's need for belief.

He sees the development of his art practice as an experiment and analysis on figuring out how beliefs have developed over time.

His artworks are transliterations of his research.

Ernst Koslitsch : Born in 1982 in Wagna, Styria. Ernst lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Ernst Koslitsch studied art and photography at the University of Applied Arts and sculpture and performative arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

He has had several solo exhibitions for example at the Neue Gallery Graz, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Museum of Modern Arts Salzburg, Kunsthaus Graz, Camera Austria and Raum mit Licht Gallery.

Website: Ernst Koslitsch Ernst on Instagram

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