Irina Ojovan – Inherited Profiles

March 13 – May 21, 2021
Visit by appointment

Opening: Friday, March 12, 2021 | 7 – 9 pm


Inherited Profiles is Irina Ojovan’s first solo exhibition at LOOCK Galerie. In her paintings and sculptures, Irina Ojovan explores the interaction between materiality, form, and their meaning. The title of her exhibition, Inherited Profiles, refers to aluminum profile sheets that her father designed for moldings while working as an architect. Appropriated by Ojovan, these profiles are the starting point for a new visual imagery and call on memories from different periods of her life. On a formal level, they function as an outline of a form or figure; on an abstract one, the profiles operate as a metaphor for a biography that includes her experiences and emotions. The relationship between the two is conveyed through abstract forms and simplified geometric compositions, which reveal, particularly through their surfaces and colors, a new realm of emotions and associations. Through their reference to architecture, Ojovan’s paintings and sculptures interact with the exhibition space and examine the depiction of information versus non-information, the void, and the limits of representation.

Inherited Profiles is supported by NEUSTART KULTUR Stiftung Kunstfonds, and will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and program that includes an artist talk.