Florian Meisenberg – Deep Tissue

Pictures by Peter Fabo

Feat: Camila Roriz, Gregory Kalliche, Jan Ahrens, Anna Hofmann, Taehee Whang

Curator: Monika Čejková

When you visit painter Florian Meisenberg’s website, you get an insight into his way of thinking about the image, as well as his understanding of painting as the visualisation of a complex mass of tissues composed of many layers, from creative thoughts and various aspects of human existence all the way to the infinitely extensive virtual world. Meisenberg’s website presents his practice using a pre-programmed algorithm performing an online search for content associated with his name, which is interwoven with reproductions of his paintings. Users may ever alter the selection in the settings. This design is identical to Meisenberg’s real-world exhibition projects, where the painted image is always presented as the centrepiece of a complex installation that includes digital simulations experienced through the medium of a screen or a virtual reality headset. For the artist, VR thus becomes an instrument and a means of demonstrating the use of new technologies in ways that are not necessarily rational, instead using them to create poetic visual compositions.

The following interview took shape on the occasion of Florian Meisenberg’s solo show Deep Tissue in Berlínskej model. The form of the interview is inspired by Meisenberg’s last artist’s book Somewhere Sideways Down at an Angle But very close, and Florian has thus answered most of the question with his pictures and freely available content from the internet.