Dirk Salz at Victor Lope, Barcelona

1 July - 10 September 2021

Dirk Salz will present his new solo exhibition 'But all joy wants eternity' at Victor Lope Gallery in Barcelona. 


The artist takes an excerpt from Thus Spake Zarathustra (1885) by Friedrich Nietzsche to state that "But all joy wants eternity, wants deep, wants deep eternity".  Somehow, the phrase that gives the exhibition its name seems to refer to the work of the German artist. The resin and pigment pieces compose different layers of knowledge and overflow the very integrity of the work: Which one is the first layer? Where does the play of superimpositions begin and end? Salz reflects on the fact that reality cannot be found on the surface, but only once you delve into it, once you immerse yourself. There is an imminent desire to know more of what we are capable of, where suggestion functions as an engine in the composition of readings. 


Pigment and resin compose a choreography between what is and what seems to be, highlighted by the subjective character of the reflection of the material: the work depends on the space and the gaze that appreciates it, a characteristic leitmotiv in the artist's work. [...]

June 30, 2021