Presence by Franz Klainsek presented by MANA CONTEMPORARY at PINTA MIAMI, Miami Art Week, Miami Florida, 2018
New York, NY – HG Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Franz Klainsek. CHAINS will run from Tuesday April 9th through April 30th, 2019.
Franz Klainsek: CHAINS addresses societal issues and illusionary boundaries; the conflict between mental entrapment and mental liberation. The exhibition is composed of Copper wall sculptures, a Chain installation, and a Performance film. Franz Klainsek introduces an oxidation process to this body of work. The process represents a commitment to transformation. The evolution of self. Patina embodies the sculptures as Franz Klainsek transcends the raw cuts within the copper plane. The work resides in depths
of simplicity, while revealing a continuous transformation. A massive installation composed of hundreds of feet of chains commands the exhibition space.
“We are not mentally enslaved, we choose to be mentally enslaved. In the entrapped mind, which is easily influenced by surroundings, we become robots; we become one with the chaos of all who are mentally enslaved. We loose the power of decision, creativity becomes nonexistent, and our individuality sees its demise. We no longer stand distinctly, we merge as one in the crowd of a mentally conquered society. The human mind is born free; we are in charge of thoughts and experiences. In letting go of everything that is not serving us; we break free and become whole again.”
— Franz Klainsek