naturae: August 27 - October 30, 2021

Gonzalo Reyes Araos, Marlene Bart, Mona Pourebrahim, Tamara Repetto

In this inaugural exhibition titled, naturae we presents four international artists to Vienna whose work is addressing various elements of our natural world. 

Gonzalo Reyes Araos is a research artist who is interested in the intersection of light, communication and human perception. With studios in both the arid Atacama desert in northern Chile and in Berlin his work is questioning digital worlds flattening of our sense of space by transforming light into data packets and reassembling the images on our screens across vast distances.

Gonzalo Reyes Araos, RGB Painting, Presence (7a7f86 (2020), (detail), oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet 140 x 100 cm
Gonzalo Reyes Araos, RGB Painting, Presence (7a7f86 (2020), (detail), oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet 140 x 100 cm
Gonzalo Reyes Araos, RGB  #000000
oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet
78 x 57 cm
Gonzalo Reyes Araos, RGB #000000 oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet 78 x 57 cm
Gonzalo Reyes Araos "Your image 12,560 km away (white), (detail) oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet 150 x 114 cm
Gonzalo Reyes Araos "Your image 12,560 km away (white), (detail) oil on paper mounted on aluminum composite sheet 150 x 114 cm
Marlene Bart, High School Nightmare (detail) Glass 
31 x 21 x 9 cm
Marlene Bart, High School Nightmare (detail) Glass 31 x 21 x 9 cm

Marlene Bart takes the taxonomy of natural phenomena as a departure point to ask questions about the reductive thinking in our scientific need to classify and categorize the tremendous diversity of living species. Working at the renowned Berengo studios in Venice she cast a variety of natural creatures in glass. 

Psychographics Reloaded, (2020) Cast glass at Berengo Studio, 22 x 18 x 16 cm
Psychographics Reloaded, (2020) Cast glass at Berengo Studio, 22 x 18 x 16 cm
Marlene Bart, Hirschkäfer Love Affair, (2020) Berengo Studio, Venice Glass as shown in naturae, Galerie Peter Gaugy 2021
32 x 16 x 10.5 cm
Marlene Bart, Hirschkäfer Love Affair, (2020) Berengo Studio, Venice Glass as shown in naturae, Galerie Peter Gaugy 2021 32 x 16 x 10.5 cm
Marlene Bart, Organum Novum,10 screen printed plexiglass sheets in wooden frame 21 x 14.8 x 3 cm
Marlene Bart, Organum Novum,10 screen printed plexiglass sheets in wooden frame 21 x 14.8 x 3 cm
Marlene Bart, Mammaliasaurus 2.0, 
Glass 22 x 18 x 16 cm
Marlene Bart, Mammaliasaurus 2.0, Glass 22 x 18 x 16 cm
Mona Pourebrahim, Felsenmeer, Oil on Canvas 100 x 140 cm
Mona Pourebrahim, Felsenmeer, Oil on Canvas 100 x 140 cm

Mona Pourebrahim’s work is reassessing contemporary landscape painting by exploring the endless painterly possibilities inherent in the genre. Her work confronts the German romantic landscape tradition by deftly incorporating non-Western compositional elements of light and perspective from her native Iran to create pictorial tension.

Mona Pourebrahim, Finsterwald,
Oil on Canvas 
50 x 37 cm
Mona Pourebrahim, Finsterwald, Oil on Canvas 50 x 37 cm
Mona Pourebrahim, Silber Teich,
Oil on Canvas
50 x 37 cm
Mona Pourebrahim, Silber Teich, Oil on Canvas 50 x 37 cm

Tamara Repetto creates multimedia works that draw the viewer into a dialogue with nature via their own perceptions, using a variety of materials such as soil and plant roots found in the hills of Piedmont, Italy to soap bars, hand-blown glass, sound loops, olfactory pods, and programmed devices. 

Tamara Repetto, Arboris, Olfactory sculpture tree and plant roots, glass, iron, plexiglass, microcomputer, fans, scent pods 85 cm diameter x 60 cm high
Tamara Repetto, Arboris, Olfactory sculpture tree and plant roots, glass, iron, plexiglass, microcomputer, fans, scent pods 85 cm diameter x 60 cm high
Tamara Repetto, Video still
Tamara Repetto, Video still
Tamara Repetto, Tableaux  parfumé (Detail)
Sapone e terra (Soap and soil) 
129 x 110 cm
Tamara Repetto, Tableaux parfumé (Detail) Sapone e terra (Soap and soil) 129 x 110 cm
Tamara Repetto, Melancholia (detail) Earth, roots, Aluminum 96 x 77 cm
Tamara Repetto, Melancholia (detail) Earth, roots, Aluminum 96 x 77 cm
Tamara Repetto, Arboris (detail), Olfactory sculpture tree and plant roots, glass, iron, plexiglass, microcomputer, fans, scent pods 85 cm diameter x 60 cm high
Tamara Repetto, Arboris (detail), Olfactory sculpture tree and plant roots, glass, iron, plexiglass, microcomputer, fans, scent pods 85 cm diameter x 60 cm high