Osvaldo Budet: Kirow 3, 2011, C-Print, 80 x 120 cm

26th November 2011 – 7th January 2012
Opening: Friday, 25th November at 7 p.m.

Osvaldo Budet’s oeuvre simultaneously ranges over different disciplines of arts. He is a painter but also works with documentaries and photography. His paintings are therefore influenced by cinematic aesthetics. Through metallic pigments giving brightness to the work’s surface, his painting moves from photography to pictorial and further to the glimmering aesthetics of a cine film. In his movie “Wareneingang” (stock receipt), the artist adopts the identity of the protagonist Johannes who is employed at the Kirow plant in Leipzig, Germany, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty cranes. “Kirow”, the latest series of pictures, was kaleidoscopically designed with different media. At the beginning, the storyboard makes the inconspicuous worker turn into a hero of bolts and screws who makes way for a fascinating, fictive documentary. The female voice in that part is neutrally telling the story of the human robot’s work day. The staged routine, the characteristic working clothes and especially the relationship between man and machine make this strange worker inheritor of a monumental icon in great cinema: Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times”.

Osvaldo Budet, born 1979 in Puerto Rico, lives and works in Berlin. Bachelor of Arts at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, 2004. Master of Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art, 2008, Baltimore, USA. Exhibitions in Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Germany and the United States of America.

The exhibition opens Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For further information and visits upon agreement please call +49 172 373 11 10.

Filipp Rosbach Galerie
Spinnereistraße 7, Hall 20, Entrance D
04179 Leipzig



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