in the Show warehouse:
Eric Keller. Painting
6 July – 14 August 2021, extended until 25 September 2021

In July and August, to mark the publication of Eric Keller’s first catalogue, the Schaulager at Galerie Poll will be showing a special summer exhibition with a selection of Keller’s paintings from 2020 and 2021.

Eric Keller’s painterly interest is focused on pictorial themes which are themselves rather unspectacular. “Schönbach”, 2021, reveals a brightly lit building on a motorway, slightly blurred, as if perceived from a passing vehicle. “Culture House 5” (Kulturhaus 5), 2021, shows an empty stage with a chair and colourful elements of scenery; “Stage at night” (Bühne nachts), 2021, shows a stage ornament in close-up. All of the paintings were created with the muted grey, blue, violet and ochre tones characteristic of the artist, in oil glaze painting on wood. A car park, a railway crossing, and buildings on the roadside: Keller’s paintings evoke moments and moods, experiences and memories, that accompany the perceiving of these motifs. His technique of overpainting, and of repeatedly removing paint, means that a work goes through many stages before it is finished.

Eric Keller, born in 1985 in Grimma, completed his master’s degree in 2018 with Prof. Annette Schröter at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst) in Leipzig. Before that, he studied visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) in Nuremberg with Rolf-Gunter Dienst and, from 2008 to 2014, painting with Elke Hopfe and Ralf Kerbach at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) in Dresden. Works by Eric Keller can be found in the Galerie Neue Meister of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and in the collection of the Ostsächsische Sparkasse. Eric Keller lives and works in Dresden.

The exhibition and catalogue are sponsored by: