Nature 2.0

Heike Schäfer / Erik Šille

Samstag, 9. April 2016 - 17:00
12. 4. 2016 - 12. 5. 2016

On Saturday 09th of April we will open the exhibition "Nature 2.0" with sculptures, paintings and objects of Heike Schäfer und Erik Šille, an artist exchange between the Kro Art Contemporary and the Krokus Galeria in Bratislava (

Opening: SA 09.04.16 / 17 h
Exhibition: 12.04.16 - 12.05.16

The compositions of Erik Šille’s paintings from his newly emerging cycle Anatomy (2015) are hard to decode at first glance: among big “succulently” painted entrails are squatted little human and animal figures; googly eyes as we know them from animated cartoons peek out of pink and blue intestines with hot dogs marching on the surface of all this “anatomical mass”. Šille’s painting style is characteristic of visual excess, excessive proliferation of image signs and their hybrid compilation as we know it from Dadaist and surrealist collage. However, it is not a chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella, said in Lautréamont’s words, yet a sensation of sensory overload, something like when you flick through a comic book while the TV and the Internet is on.

Parks and gardens show local as well more exotic trees, accurately chosen and maintained in order to creat an harmonic composition. Heike Schäfer collected wooden pieces cutted by the MA 42 (Viennese Municipal Gardens) and created with them a miniature garden, in which the structure and the construction (like laces and clamps) are deliberately highlighted.