Julian Gorten

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Big black sculptures, masks, and reliefs contrast against a white wall illuminated by cold fluorescent light. The smell of burnt wood and varnish fill the air.

Julian Gorten’s works appear archaic and brutal. Trial-and-error is an important method for his work: “What does not fit, is made to fit.” The artist sees his role in providing the best possible conditions so that things can develop and materials arrange themselves to strong images. He wants to prevent getting in the way of the course of things merely in favor of an idea, but wants to make decisions instinctively on behalf of the strength of the structure of imagery.