With considerable gusto, Weissbach naviga... more >> The exhibition title, "GUTE ZEITEN SCHLECHTE ZEITEN" (GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES), playfully nods to a German TV series—beloved by some and relegated to the 'so bad, it's good' category by others. This paradox sets the stage for Weissbach's latest series, a refined balancing act between irony and sincerity, exploring the absurdity of the contemporary human condition and the quest to survive and thrive
With considerable gusto, Weissbach navigates the abundance of virtual aesthetics, popular iconography, and textual clichés bombarding the average person. Like a reverse dispersive prism, he distills and morphs this input into keen societal commentary, choosing hopefulness over fashionable fatalism.Embracing a light touch on heavy matters, Weissbach's works frolic across various media, from classic oil and acrylic paint to googly eyes and macaroni. The exhibition exudes an overarching sense of joyfulness as impasto, faux naivety, illustration, and textual elements intermingle, forming a loud proclamation of the pleasures of artmaking.
Simultaneously, Weissbach playfully challenges prevailing myths surrounding art—questioning what constitutes art, who is considered an artist, and demystifying the workings of the art world. Pushing back against the high-nosed pathos of institutionalized art discourse, he counters with his signature cheeky attitude, aiming straight for the holes in logic that expose the inconsistencies within social norms. This stance, combined with Weissbach's liberated use of materials, becomes an ongoing deconstruction of the high/popular culture dichotomy within the frames of his paintings.