Oliver Kroll’s second solo-exhibition, “YOU GOD: I PATHOPATH” will be held at pool gallery from June 11th – July 22nd. The opening will be held on June 10th, 18:00 – 21:00.
Oliver Kroll’s latest sculptures and paintings are, most simply put, an examination of the human relationship with God and/or gods. Less simply put, with these works Kroll offers a rather alternative yet quite astute suggestion about the role that deities play in our lives, specifically in exploring the change from polytheism to monotheism that has to date enveloped most of our world.
In his signature color-palette and rough expressionistic style, Kroll depicts a re-hashing of many of the greco-roman deities. Trading classical symbols and traditional references for an contemporary set, Kroll hypothesizes that the greco-roman canon of gods and goddesses are much more accurately representative of the reality of human nature, and with the advent of God, that is, monotheism, came a transformation in what ends religion and worshipping serve.
OLIVER KROLL “YOU GOD: I PATHOPATH”
Date: June 11th – July 22nd, 2011
Open: Tue-Sat 11:00-18:00 and by appointment
Place: Pool Gallery
Address: Tucholskystraße 38 Ecke Auguststraße 10117 Berlin Mitte
Tel: +49 30 24342462
Text: julie morikawa