Every city is a collective text, transmitting and storing the collective memory, a geographic and historical narrative, streets and highways articulate forms through which we relate to urban space or distance ourselves from it. Thus we all have using the street in common, be it by driving, by walking or by loitering.
Michael Scheirl’s topics stem from our everyday life, the daily routine. The spaces he depicts have a generic quality and yet are strangely familiar: the landscape is transformed into a mental construction of abstract surfaces with a blurred background, the street and its furnishings become a mechanism of memory, by extracting the unconscious thoughts of its users and embodying them. (Written by Cem Angeli)
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