Works and lives in Brussels, Belgium
Städelschule, master student of Monica Baer Städelschule Frankfurt, M Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf
Felix Kultau’s work can accurately be described as Sehnsuchtsdisplay: instilling an impression that knows neither what it wants, nor how to attain it even if it did. One is left with an unreconciled immediacy through a sense of incompleteness, disoriented from unfulfilled promises and leaving disappointment in its wake. The work exposes a frustrated longing stunted in ambivalence. Wasting itself in yearning, the viewer comes face to face with its thwarted expectation and is instead left to make sense of the exposed lie emanating from Kultau’s displays. Bearing this unfortunate weight, the work instills a wager upon the viewer: a sightless and barren desire can either ramble on in ceaseless and incoherent immediacy of artificial experience, or determinately confront its own destitution without any guarantee of recovery. The latter route, if engaged, perceptively replaces the charm of the object with the allure of its ruin.
“Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts – artworks, expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art. ” (wikipedia, 2016)”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.