at Bark Gallery, Berlin
The title of Linus Rauch's solo exhibition marea in Italian stands for the tides: a natural phenomenon that, driven by the great wheelwork of the heavenly bodies, sets the pulse of life with the water. In the sluggish rise and fall of the tide, a rhythmic structure communicates itself, which cyclically repeats larger patterns in its beat and is not merely an effect but a component of the cosmos.
Almost removed from fleeting perception, the tides tell of this touch, in which the apparent chaos surrounding us shows its precise play, giving an inkling of the breath that hovers behind the curtain of the visible - the work of Linus Rauch aims at this breeze, his decidedly corporeal paintings investigate the tide’s premonition of the great imagination behind the curtain.
Text: Ondrej Drescher