Poly is Michael Biber‘s fourth solo exhibition and brings together his most recent series of work. His complex painting is composed of many layers. Biber applies oil color to Alu-Dibond sheets. The ground is formed by a number of such panels that are configured to create a large surface that is joined together with screws. In this way a rhythmic composition is formed. The resulting seams create a grid of lines. The screws used in the construction are left visible, interposing rhythmic points in the whole – they link with one another. In his painting, industrial and mundane base materials combine. Nitro-frottages from digital pattern prints blend with the organic oil painting that is applied to the constructed surface.
In Michael Biber‘s works an interlinking of layers and of compositional elements takes place, while the different industrial and mundane base materials combine in a unique form of painting. The exhibition brings together ideas on layering, on diversity, and on the fundamental expansion of the subject of painting in terms of materials, form, and visual imagery. Through Biber‘s particular use of form, it becomes clear that it is the paintings themselves that, from an intellectual perspective, only begin to expand at the edge of the picture plane and continue, for the viewer, to then develop further on.