Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

Dinosaurs Doing it Doggy Style

240* Euro

In his work, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (born in Friesoythe in 1990, lives and works in Hamburg) tackles popular entertainment culture. What interests him is direct entertainment-value, which he then transfers into art. In doing this, he often uses humour to point up as well the supposed difference between entertainment, as against serious, culture. Where he deals with people’s attitudes of expecting something, playing with illusions, as well as exposing them, is repeatedly part of the way he makes art. He does this by setting up mainly sculptures and installations, but also uses performances. A regular feature of his works investigate the connections between archaic and contemporary culture.

The Kunstverein’s edition, the framed polaroid, Dinosaurs Doing it Doggy Style, is characteristic of Frohne-Brinkmann in linking prehistory and show effects. The image seems to derive rather more from a comic than from a natural history textbook. Polaroid as the medium here suggests a snapshot of a moment witnessed. At the same time, by dint of the distance in time from the scenery depicted, observers quickly realise that this image cannot possibly have come about in the way it purports. And what is indicated as the age of the yellowed photograph is a deception. A tension then arises between what the image claims and the knowledge of its lacking veracity, making it obvious how observers and their surroundings do a deal over a fiction for the purpose of entertainment.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2019
  • You-Know-Who, Kunstpalais Erlangen (S)
    Corpse Flowers, Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin (S)
  • 2018
  • Everything has been done 2, Forde, Genf (G)
    P-A-N-T-S-D-O-W-N (mit Nicola Gördes, Stella Rossié und Paul Spengemann), Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (G)
    Schmutzige Papageien, Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin (S)

    Cave Art Comeback, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven (S)

    Dr. Perversi, Caletta, Zürich (S)
  • 2017
  • Digesting Notes, Skulpturinstitut Wien (G)
    WE HAVE A T-REX, Artothek, Köln (S)
  • 2016
  • Fossil Feast, Kunstverein in Hamburg (Performance)
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