The Neue Galerie Gladbeck presents M.I.A.E. - Meditations in an Emergency, a solo exhibition by Henning Strassburger. For the exhibition, Strassburger created ten new paintings based on two charcoal drawings of celebrity kissing scenes. Borrowing the motifs of these drawings, the artist painted abstract strokes and shapes to express contemporary society's obsession with youth and celebrity.
These images are accompanied by four small-format paintings based on teen magazine covers. These paintings highlight how, despite their realistic style, magazine depictions of celebrities reduce people into superficial stereotypes, flattening their individuality.
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