“First you see the fish
and then you will notice the glass”, are Benjamin Dittrichs words about his current exhibition. The drawings, prints and collages shown in the gallery invite the observer to discover the truth of things and sharpen the allegorical perception of the world. “What kind of relationship do I have to my environment?” could be just one of the questions Dittrich asks. There is a feeling of imprisonment besides, although the border itself can‘t be seen. You need the distance to see that life is arrested in its own microcosm and the impressions of the outside world are filtered and distorted by the your own private bowl. This observation can be transferred to the artificial process of Benjamin Dittrich: His ideas and impulses are founded in cultural property made by people, who see and describe the reality through their own goldfish bowl.
This is a really complex and confusing thought, that runs like a golden thread through the work of the young master student from Leipzig. With his new exhibition Benjamin Dittrich invites you to dive into his universe and turn your rounds to establish new links between the single art pieces.