Exhibition Museum Regional Guadalajara, Mexico, 2011/12

Exhibition Gallery JMV
Mexico City, 2011

About WH Scholz
Artes e Historia, Mexico, 2010

Exhibition Gallery Association of Art, Dresden, Germany, 2009

Exhibition Museum Chopo
Mexico City, 2005

Multimedia Dance Performance
Landscapes of Love

Das Bild in mir / Image Inside

Fiction Film
Lost Wings / Verlorene Flügel

Documentary + Fiction Film
Shadow Seeker / Schattensucher

About WH Scholz
DNN, Dresden, Germany, 1994

Reforma, Mexico City, 13.01.2005
Exibition “Relax You have arrived at The Goal” Museo Chopo, 2005
“He Paints his passions with his own Blood” by Sergio Blanco

Wolfgang Scholz shows recent work
(Text under the Photo: Scholz shows his first individual exhibition in México, despite 20 years carrier )

The German artist who is showing 52 pieces, accepts that he likes the effect of “plasma” on parchment.

When human blood gets into contact with paper it expands and remains fresh; but once it dries it darkens and contracts so that it crumples the Paper. The German visual artist (Dresden, Germany 1958), explains carefully how plasma works when used as a pigment in his works of art.
In this case the  use of blood , called Blut in German, doesn’t come from a vampire-like impulse but rather from the conceptual need of smearing the pieces with human essence.
“I use it because I like the color it give parchment” he explains while remaining standing in his studio built on the rooftop of the Centro Cultural “Los Talleres” in the city quarter of Coyoacán.
The drawings on china paper painted with his own blood - which is the paper type that crunches the most, as experience shows when wetted with the arterial fluid – are two of the 52 pieces shown in the exhibition “Relax You have arrived at The Goal” which will be inaugurated next Wednesday in the Museo Universitario del Chopo (Enrique Gonzalez Martínez No.10 , Sta.María la Ribera).

(In the central box)
Painting and moviemaking; The continuous experimenting with all the visual arts – beginning with painting , then video art, moviemaking, creating art-objects, and multimedia pieces – have been the work of Wolfgang Scholz for  two decades.
In 1986 he created an ‘illegal’ art journal, and made his first short film, called “Dream 1”.  Since then he has combined the visual arts with the making of documentary film format, such as in A Movie Legend in Munich (1998), fiction film such as “Lost Wings” (1999) and other multimedia pieces such as “Landscapes of Love” (2000), in which he fuses the digital image with that of dance of Isabel Beteta.

The show includes large pieces, installations, photography, drawings, and a multimedia piece which will be presented live. Scholz will show recent work ansd a few pieces created in the 90’s so as to put the work into chronological context of his personal creative evolution. The show will remain open till the 13th of march, and is the first individual show in Mexico, where, despite his 20 years of artistic work, and his extensive career in film making- he directed “Lost Wings” (1999), which won a silver prize in Houston.
For the author there are no prejudices in art. Through aesthetic means there is the possibility of expressing things with sarcasm, reflect on the framing of an image, experiment with avant-garde techniques.

The working on a piece, he cut himself and was fascinated by the new chromatic mixture that he had “discovered”. If I donate blood in a clinic I am not given even a small part of my own blood; so I had to ask someone to take it at my own house, “ he says amused, adding the one has to work fast on the paper, because human blood dries fast.
The pitch, which has been diluted in turpentine, is another of the “strange” materials he uses in his works .The supporting materials are like skin to him.
In pieces like “Guardian” an acrylic  painting on silk paper, Scholz works by layers. First he covers the surface with acrylic color, then adds sand or other materials and finally he scrapes off parts in such a way that he finds the composition he has been looking for.
Many of his pieces show human figures in a diffuse way; the silhouettes appear in the lumpy textures, such as in. (In this case the color is artificial pigment, not blood).
In other pieces, “Three Figures” one can see the extremities with dripping endings, which his wife recognizes as dance-type forms. Yet the important part isn’t the figure, but the composition and spacing:  ”To me the figure is unimportant”, says Scholz “what I am interested in is what happens to the spectator when he is in the space ,in  the scene”.

Each piece he says finally, is like one of the 24 frames that are in a second of a film. What happens after the square is open to the spectator’s imagination.