“In Decay” by Ralf Ziervogel at Carbon 12 Gallery through November 20th

To open next week at Carbon 12 Gallery will be Ralf Ziervogel’s “In Decay.”

The first time the Ziervogel has shown in the Middle East, visitors will delight in seeing the artist’s drawings which often incorporate distorted bodies interacting with each other in a distraught and seemingly chaotic manner. At first glance they might appear to be romantic and passionate in sentiment following the works by Goya or Gericault. Yet to Ziervogel they are more architectural than fantastical; he focuses on the aesthetic relationship between the mangling figures more than a heightened sense of emotion.

Ziervogel’s art is influenced by contemporary films such as “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Fight Club” (1999) as well as consumer culture and also the 20th century logician Kurt Gödel. The exhibition is curated by Jyoti Dhar and features the artist’s drawing as well as a site-specific work which consists of decomposing furniture.

Ralf Ziervogel (b.1975) is based in Berlin and has exhibited his art in galleries throughout the world. His work has recently been collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

“In Decay” by Ralf Ziervogel will show at Carbon 12 Gallery from October 5th through November 20th.