Paul Riedmüller's aka Perk_up solo show at Improper Walls explores the continual uncertainty already in the process of creating and building up a show with the intention to "perk it up" throughout the duration of the exhibition. The gallery becomes the artist's workshop — a space for artistic production and private interactions. Later, it is semi transformed into the showroom, not losing entirely the workspace status though. Here, the viewer experiences an ever-changing, but nonetheless meticulously intended to be random and very intimate show.
His desire to express himself and create with his bare hands, has driven him from his early years on. Fascinated by his surroundings, he attempts to collect as many images as possible, whether memorizing, taking snapshots with his smartphone or sketching whatever catches his attention, there seem to be no limits to his observance. This gathering of such an enormous variety of impressions, caused by his insatiable obsession for esthetic pictures, makes him combine whatever fits best to his intention. Randomly he approaches any blank surface, from found wood to canvases, form entire walls to small paper postcards, he urges to experience every possible background. The outcomes, whether painted, drawn, sprayed or done purely digital, differ due to the various influences, however they have a memorable consistency, which makes them clearly distinguishable.
Photo credit: Mani Froh (Frohsinn)