Johannes Kahrs

Sleep

25 November 2020 - 16 January 2021

Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (man double), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 156.2 × 70.3 cm / 61 1/4 × 27 1/2 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

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Massimo De Carlo presents Sleep, the first solo exhibition by the German artist Johannes Kahrs - now represented by the gallery.

Perception’s analysis and images’ manipulation are at the core of Johannes Kahrs’ reflection. The subjects of the German author’s artworks present themselves in all their human indecipherability, shaken by pressures and malaise: the monstrous yet familiar realism of Kahrs’ paintings provokes entangled empathy and reveals the hidden and violent side of humanity. Starting from images collected from magazines, the internet, newspapers, advertisements, amateur and feature films, but also from photographs taken by himself, Johannes Kahrs releases the image from its original context, depicting fragmented and isolated scenes and escaping a coherent narrative. By cutting the image, enlarging its details and disconnecting it from its original embedded context, the artist emphasizes the symbolic meaning of the scene to reveal its deeper and mysterious contents.

Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (nose mouth eye), 2017, Ex. unique Olio e pastello su tela / Oil, pastel on canvas 45 × 58 cm / 17 5/8 × 22 4/5 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (jockey), 2017, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 44 × 34.5 cm / 17 5/8 × 13 1/2 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (Sleep), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 150 × 170 cm / 59 × 67 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (junge am meer), 2020, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 45 × 80 cm / 18 7/8 × 31 1/2 inches - Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (black sand), 2018, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 112 × 150 cm / 44 × 59 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (half face woman) (Detail), 2018, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 49 × 37.2 cm / 19 × 14 1/2 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs Untitled (half face woman), 2018, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 49 × 37.2 cm / 19 × 14 1/2 inches - Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (grapes), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 35 × 44 cm / 13 7/10 × 17 5/8 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (man asleep), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 107 × 105 cm / 42 × 41 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (foul fruits), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 41.3 × 53.5 cm / 16 × 21 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Massimo De Carlo, London November 25, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Johannes Kahrs - Untitled (man), 2019, Ex. unique Olio su tela / Oil on canvas 48.2 × 60 cm / 18 3/4 × 23 1/2 inches Jens Ziehe ⓒ Johannes Kahrs, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

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