Nahmad Contemporary of New York City is currently hosting a group exhibition titled SUPERUNKNOWN showcasing iconic paintings by the surrealist masters, Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy. Additionally, the exhibition is presented over an immersive wallpaper installation by the Swiss contemporary visual artist Urs Fischer.
“Presenting the mysterious, visual languages of Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy in a new light alongside the contemporary perspective of Urs Fischer, ‘SUPERUNKNOWN’ captures creative expression in the throes of unrest and unearths through the haze of darkness an eccentric, fantastical beauty,” said the gallery in a statement.
The exhibition features several of Ernst’s compositions that he made in the wake of the first World War, including dimly lit landscapes, stretching all the way to otherworldly figurations. The works by the German artist carry a sense of unease and foreboding. Tanguy, in the same fashion, induces an anxious feeling that is radiating from pieces filled with biomorphic forms imposed on eerie-looking environments. The works are supposed to depict the artist’s firsthand experiences of the rise of communism and fascism in Europe.
See some of the samples from SUPERUNKNOWN below and get a feel of how it all looks against Fischer’s installation below. The exhibition lasts through November 5. Visit Nahmad Contemporary’s website for more information.