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Alexander Blank: Where did the night go?

Exhibition  /  22 Oct 2011  -  03 Dec 2011
Published: 14.10.2011
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Wile E), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Wile E), 2011
Rigid foam
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Intro
(...) Blank’s heroes from his childhood days were the boisterous animal figures from the animated cartoons, forever fighting the eternal battle between good and evil. Now, at last, they were ready for their final close-up: with great skill and a clever sense of humour Blank cut their imaginary skulls and called these pendants Memento Juniori. (...)

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Alexander Blank
The Arcadia of youth, with its carefree expectations: Alexander Blank felt it was time for a tribute. Often jewellery has had a symbolic meaning, good examples are the frequent depictions of skulls representing the admonition memento mori – remember you must die. However an accolade for an idealized phase of life is rather unusual. Blank’s heroes from his childhood days were the boisterous animal figures from the animated cartoons, forever fighting the eternal battle between good and evil. Now, at last, they were ready for their final close-up: with great skill and a clever sense of humour Blank cut their imaginary skulls and called these pendants Memento Juniori.

The monumental rings in the exhibition are graced with striking animal heads. In spite of their ivory-white colour, the name of this group of work is Longing for Darkness. Like the skulls, the rings also refer to a bygone time which was full of expectation: Blank’s graduation year at the Akademie in Munich, when he made his impressive black animal brooches.

Arcadia may be out of reach for all eternity, yet the future looks bright. Beyond any doubt these wonderful pieces of sculptural jewellery mark Alexander Blank’s development from a promising talent to a mature artist.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Galerie Rob Koudijs cordially invites you to the opening of Alexander Blank on Saturday the 22nd of October 2011 form 17.00 to 19:00 h.

The artist will be present.

Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Porky), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Porky), 2011
Rigid foam
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Daffy), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Daffy), 2011
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Tweety), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Tweety), 2011
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Taz), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Taz), 2011
Rigid foam
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Bugs), 2011. Rigid foam. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Bugs), 2011
Rigid foam
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