Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Study "Backdrop", 2020
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Dirty Parrots, 2018.
Courtesy Galerie Noah Klink, the artist.
Photo: Volker Renner
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Study "Backdrop", 2020
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Dirty Parrots, 2018.
Courtesy Galerie Noah Klink, the artist.
Photo: Volker Renner

Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann has chosen to re-interpret Hamburg’s maritime identity. His sculpture entitled Backdrop uses airbrush technology to render images of prehistoric underwater landscapes inside an underground car park. The scenario showcased here – ‘below standard zero’, as it were – could just as easily represent the reality that’s left behind once humankind has disappeared.

Backdrop transposes into the available space fanciful visualisations of findings from natural history drawn from various sources. Frohne-Brinkmann uses individual cutouts to create a collage featuring an underwater panorama that is then mounted on several metallic partitions. The dysfunctional object deliberately evocative of funfair rides and theatrical set designs will be open to the public 24 hours a day for a period of one year.

Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (* 1990 in Friesoythe) studied at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. His works have most recently been on show at the Kunstpalais Erlange (2020), the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the Kunsthalle Bremerhaven (2018) and the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hanover (2017). In 2016 he won the Art Cologne Award for New Positions; in 2017 he was the recipient of the Follow Fluxus Scholarship by the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden.

Supported by a project sponsorship from Dr. Anke Manigold and other sponsors within the framework of the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung's focus on visual arts.

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Date 17 April 2020 - 11 April 2021
Location Tiefgarage Am Sandtorkai
Singapurstraße 2 (Einfahrt),
20457 Hamburg
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