In his latest solo show at Fitzrovia Gallery London, Georg Meyer-Wiel presents a new body of works on paper, exploring the subject of boxing and wrestling. Starting with a series of studies on historical documents, the exhibition explores masculinity through a rich variety of media.
‘‘Boxing. Is it a sport? Sort of. But really it is a matter of life and death! Georg Meyer-Wiel’s pictures show this very directly, and in a way that is brutally honest and visually spectacular. With its potential for bright light shafting from utter darkness, with gloves coloured blood red, with enormous ferocity, with dancing, writhing bodies perfectly tuned to their optimum capacity and gleaming with sweat, and perhaps even with the slashing of the ropes stabbing like daggers across a canvas – boxing truly has the ingredients for art. All these factors are not only evident in Georg’s work, they are powerfully, sometimes quite viciously projected.
As a young man I misspent many, many days and hours in the boxing gyms of south and east London, and at an even earlier age I would sometimes listen with my father in the early hours of the morning to radio broadcasts covering live fights in the USA. These evocative, so energetic paintings that can even be quite frightening, bring these times flooding powerfully back. They represent much of the reality so perfectly. For me, art is little if it doesn’t tap into memories. And these do! The boxing ring is surely the loneliest ballroom!’’
Errol Fuller, Writer
‘‘Movement has always inspired me. When observing the human body, I am mostly drawn to dancers and boxers. Dance, being choreographed, celebrates the beauty of harmonious movement. The culture of Boxing can be traced back thousands of years, yet it still seems unpredictable, raw, archaic. This allows me to fully apply my techniques and use of media to capture its energy, passion, violence, the fight, voyeurism and sexuality.’’
10 – 15 May 2022
Tuesday 10.05. 18:30h – 21:00h
Friday 13.05. 18:30h – 21:00h
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Gallery Opening Times:
Tuesday – Friday 14:00h – 18:30h
Saturday / Sunday 13:00h – 18:00h
Pre-booking is not required for gallery visits during opening hours
Out-of-hours appointments are available on request
For more information about the exhibition please contact Georg Meyer-Wiel email@example.com
Exhibition trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPHgu-ynaQ8
For more information on the show please visit https://lifestudies.art
Inspired by the natural world, Georg Meyer-Wiel’s interdisciplinary work encompasses multiple media and his paintings and drawings are a direct physical and emotional response to the world that surrounds him.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art he has worked as an artist. Major exhibitions have taken place at Hockney Gallery London, Henry Moore Gallery London, Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney and the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.