The works in Gufler’s Quilt series (silkscreen prints on fabric) pay tribute to historic figures who were fundamentally critical towards the norms and values of their time. The pieces presented in FLAM portray queer figures of the European history of art. Each layer of textile represents a different part of identity or personal history of these figures.
The works in the artist’s series of silkscreen prints on mirror originate from a deep interest in exploring the desires an fugacity of the human body. The reflection of the visitor’s body in space is coloured and blurred by pigments, creating an interplay of reflections, colours, movements and returned gazes.
Philipp Gufler (1989, Germany) is based in Amsterdam and Munich and since 2013 a member of the grassroot archive forum homosexualität münchen. Gufler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Hfg in Karlsruhe, and is a former resident of De Ateliers in Amsterdam. He works with performance, text, video installation and silkscreen prints. Solo exhibitions include Setz dein Ich in Anführungsstriche at Kunstverein Göttingen (2016), Zirkeltraum and Een gebeuren at Galerie Françoise Heitsch in Munich (2014, 2016) Romankreisen at Galerie BQ Berlin (2017) and I Wanna Give You Devotion at Platform Munich (2017). Group exhibitions include, amongst others, Videonale at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2015), You Must Make Your Death Public at De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (2016), Bei Cosy at Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2017) and Paranoid House at Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018).