Jugoslav Mitevski’s process undergoes constant modification. His colors, lines and shapes partially comply with mathematical methods, which seem to refer to impartial systems, but intuitive decisions serve an equally important role. He does not establish rules he obeys dogmatically, rather Mitevski formulates tendencies. For Mitevski, the actual painting takes place beside the studio in everyday life, out of experience and observation, the theory, the imbalance of one’s own mentality and the external context: painting as document rather than image.
Jugoslav Mitevski (born 1978) received his BFA from Braunschweig University of Art in 2008. His selected exhibitions include High Wire, Petra Rinck Gallery, Dusseldorf, 2014; Editions, Bonner Kunstverein, 2013; 15:21, Polistar, Istanbul, 2012; Retrograd, Zero Fold, Cologne, 2012; and Editions, Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2012. Mitevski has received awards including the Kunstfonds Scholarship, 2013; Public Art Award, Siegburg, 2012; and the Raimund Lehmkul Award, 2010.
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Michel de Broin
Michel de Broin’s work ranges from assemblage to video and photography. His multifaceted production deals with energy flows, entropic devolution, and the forms of visual, spatial and technological paradox that derive from these antithetical forces. Most of his works are retooled everyday appliances, found objects that disclose an ironic re-utilization not only of the mechanic universe but also of tropes of Conceptual Art and Minimalism, which in his hands take on a critical dimension. Although universally recognizable, their new behaviour defies their functions and uses. Crafting unforeseen relationships between waste, productivity, risk and consumption, De Broin defamiliarizes established modes of signification in everyday technical environments. A mid-career survey of his work was mounted by the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal in 2013. De Broin has held solo exhibitions and projects like La maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel, Paris; Reciprocal Energy at Musée d’art contemporain Val-de-Marne, France; Reverse Entropy at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Disruption from Within at Plug In, Winnipeg, Canada; Shared Propulsion Car at Exit Art, New York, Épater la Galerie at Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany.