Peres Projects is opening the new location at Karl- Marx-Allee 82, Berlin with a solo exhibition by the young German artist, David Ostrowski entitled ‘I’m OK.’ Moments later, he was shot.
Jerry: You want to go with me to NBC?
George: Yeah, I think weʼve really got something here.
Jerry: What have we got?
George: An idea!
Jerry: What idea?!
George: An idea for the show!
Jerry: I still donʼt know what the idea is.
George: Itʼs about nothing.
George: Everybodyʼs doing something, weʼll do nothing.
Jerry: So we go into NBC and tell them weʼve got an idea for a show about nothing.
Jerry: They say, “Whatʼs your show about?”, I say “Nothing”.
George: There you go.
Jerry: I think you may have something here.
(Seinfeld Season Four Episode Three)
David Ostrowski (b. 1981, Cologne) lives/works in Cologne, Germany. In 2009, he graduated from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf where he studied under Albert Oehlen. This is his debut solo show with Peres Projects and on March 7, he opens another solo show in Cologne at Artothek, Raum für Junge Kunst, entitled “F”.
Ostrowski is the latest addition to Peres Projects roster, and the almost 500 square metre space has been dedicated to his recent works of large, abstract paintings made of oil, lacquer, spray paint, paper, cardboard, cotton and dust on canvas or burlap. Ostrowski’s method is interesting; he is constantly trying to reduce his own decision making and let his physical actions speak, in an ongoing struggle to unlearn and rediscover. He is interested in painting for painting’s sake, and often refers to a quote by Seinfeld’s George Costanza to describe his idea for the show: “Everybody’s doing something, we’ll do nothing”.
Selected by Ingrid Melano