Video and iron rarely meet. The works of the German artist, Denis S. Rose, are often made of iron and found objects containing rotating elements and moving images. Rose's scope of activity is a narrative, installation-like version of sculpture.
Although he tells stories which bear political messages, basically he examines primary human features. He evokes memories, traumas; does not let us remain neutral. He confronts us directly with war, terrorism and suppressed revolutions.
There are themes which require hard forms. Sometimes one must focus on the clichés to destroy them. Such are the uncomfortable memories of the past, which we try to cover with daily routines. Nevertheless, in the rough form language of the artist there is offen a hidden poetry besides confrontation.
In Rose's works it is even accompanied by objects such as a skull or a gas mask. The visitor is confronted with a heavy spectacle, images and symbols which does not let him run away, and do not allow by-passes. The title of the exhibition refers to the choice of motifs, which, maybe, remained quite topical in our days.