Pencil and graphit on paper
20,2 x 29,5 cm, framed 38,2 x 28,7 cm
“The world is changing and I make drawings, but that’s all I do. Friends no longer come to my studio. They call me on the phone, while I draw on memory to fill in the blanks of which way an eyebrow twists or how broad their shoulders are. I can hardly imagine, as I make these drawings, a more obscure time to be human. The invisible pull of everything seeming to need us is present. Even if we do one good deed the ocean doesn’t care. The wind doesn’t care. The woman passing in her car while singing, doesn’t care.
Hence the title of the edition, made up of three unique drawings: Everything seems to need us (the ocean doesn’t care). Seen from a distance the selection of handmade papers form a chord of primary colors: Red, yellow, blue… and green. In their aloneness they rely on each other.” (KB)
Kenneth Bergfeld (*1990 in Bergisch-Gladbach, lives in Cologne) studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Selected previous solo exhibitions include I, Spider, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami and Project Native Informant, London (both 2019), The Spire Pt. 2, Part One, Cologne (2018) and The Spire Pt. 1, Hospitality, Cologne (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Icons & Rituals, Pik Deutz, Cologne (2018), Von den Strömen der Stadt, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2016), The Politics of Portraiture, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2016), What would you pay for a rotting whale, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (2015), Steady Sate, Kunstverein Duisburg (2014), and No Electricity, No Plexiglas, No Humor, Folgendes, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (2012). Bergfeld will have his second solo show at Project Native Informant in London September 2021.
There are two more unique pieces of the artist available through the Kunstverein:
Everything seems to need us (the ocean doesn‘t care) II
Everything seems to need us (the ocean doesn‘t care) III