The solo exhibition ‘Madness and creativity spring from the same well’features Uwe Pfaff’s signature life-size sculptures. The expo showcases life-size, medium and small sculptures, as well as rust pictures and paintings on aluminium.
Pfaff’s artworks act as musings on the artist’s thoughts and ideas that unfold in humorous stories. He presents the viewer with narrative-inspired artworks in the hope that each work will be ’interrogated’ and ‘read’ for meaning.
The title of the exhibition and those of the artworks themselves offer clues to the stories the artist playfully tells. His titles are word-play on recognisable and ironic phrases. Pfaff employs his unique sense of humour to subtly explore life, death, mortality and time.
Pfaff masterfully explores these cynical concepts with a light and humorous tone. ‘As an artistor philosopher, I cannot grapple with everything at the same time(although a Grappa would surely help). So, I amuse myself observing theoddities and contradictions in life as we know or don’t know things,’he explains.