Confines brings together the work of Berlin-based photographer Ketuta Alexi- Meskhishvili and Poznań-based painter Jakub Czyszczoń. Repurposed plastic and uneasy borders crop up in both artists’ work. Czyszczoń’s new paintings and Alexi-Meskhishvili’s recent photographs and patchwork quilt reflect on boundaries, thresholds and margins as they compress traces of ornament into a pared down abstraction.
Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili (*1979, Tbilisi) is a Georgian-American photographer living in Berlin. Her recent solo exhibitions include LC Queisser, Tbilisi; galerie frank elbaz, Paris and Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Selected group exhibitions include Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; KARMA, New York; Kunst Haus, Vienna and Sprengel Museum Hannover. She studied photography at Bard College, NY under Stephen Shore, An My Lee and Barbara Ess and is a visiting professor at HfG Karlsruhe.
Jakub Czyszczoń (*1983, Koszalin) lives and works in Poznań, Poland. Recent solo exhibitions include Stereo, Warsaw, ERMES-ERMES, Rome and SKALA, Poznań. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and teaches at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.