“The Simple Things — Fabian Treiber”.
Fabian Treiber’s painting and the painterly traces and layers that remain visible always showcase his pictures as a reflection on painting and the process of picture making itself. Simultaneously, they also image our everyday objects and habitats.
Treiber poses questions like…What is the relationship between painting, our reality and the things that surround us all the time? What does a picture need in order to assert itself as an autonomous reality emancipated from the reality of everyday life?
Such aspects are the qualities inherent in art. Thus art becomes the mirror of reality to measure our own view of things against the yard-stick of other viewpoints. The notion that there is one single valid viewpoint or reality is an illusion. To see the world anew we need to begin with “the simple things”. Often enough, they prove sufficiently complex, surprising and irritating; occasionally they completely fail to ﬁt the frame of conventions, habits and experiences.
Treiber’s painting is a rewarding invitation to question the relationship between the imaginary and the rational on which our notion of the world is founded. The unconventional way in which he re-interprets things both ordinary and familiar gives the viewer an idea of the freedom and the possibilities that a world and a life might offer in which the imaginary and the rational might co-exist as equals.