Empires

2006

 
 


 

 
 

Just as the glance of the two-faced ancient Roman god Janus is directed backwards and forwards, to the past and to the future, so too is our present, which is marked by memory and vision, reflected in the pictures of the Berlin artist Peter Hutter. As the expressive means for conveying his thoughts, this painter employs elements of the modern city, manifest throughout the world as a chaotic juxtaposition of traditional and new architecture. Anonymous fragments of edifices and ruins allegorically stand for the past; a grid resembling a mirror-like facade - for the current. Through the montage of incongruent artificial and natural elements, an imaginary world comes into existence that stirs the observer to personal reflection.