• Cheyco Leidmann Exhibition: Moretti & Moretti, Paris

    Photo: Cheyco Leidmann

    Posted on December 8, 2012 by Ypsitylla von Nazareth

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    ………..Casting a light back onto the shadows showing up details in a visualized twilight theater about the struggle between reality and madness, the paradox of irony and illusion, confronted with the fact that we are “living at the edge of madness”, this is”High Toxi-City”! The new black and red conceptual images by Cheyco Leidmann, never shown before and presented amongst other thematically different images (all together 131) at the Moretti & Moretti Gallery in Paris, are glutted in their monochrome tones, on palettes of a piercing eroticism, they participate with all their heat to any kind of apocalyptic vision. Authentic, real, unrestrained brutal-though at first sight the brutality appears to remain concealed behind an aesthetic contemplation.

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    The bodies enjoy and bleed at the same time. Screams of pleasure open fester wounds. The abyss of perversion is only revealed upon closer scrutiny. The beholder is equally captured in the image as are the morbid, seemingly mad figures in their fantasies. These fantasies are only unraveled slowly, by means of the lighting guiding the viewer through the picture and revealing gradually the fundamental aspects to he or she. Empty houses, windows without glass – reflect the desperateness, the finality of the situation. Faces without eyes, beetles and religious symbols with a depth of eroticism turn the image into a memento of our time.

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    Photo: Cheyco Leidmann

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    Some images create a mural-like, imposing complex composition confronting issues critical to contemporary urbanism. Flux and reflux capture the world in a state of chaos. The event manifests an encounter between two views.One demonstrating Cheyco Leidmann’s commitment to this new interpretation of
    neo-visualism, including a specific triptych constellation composed of multiple images, and the other showing his hard-core color classics.

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    Photo: Cheyco Leidmann

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    It is a dialogue of true substance which should inspire the viewers eyes, thoughts and emotions seeing the truth of the picture , which by then is no longer just in black and white. Creative collaborator Ypsitylla von Nazareth accompanies Cheyco Leidmann on his journey.

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    Galerie: Moretti & Moretti
    Exhibition Title: “High Toxi-City”
    6, Cour Berard, Paris
    November 16 to December 8, 2012

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    Photography by Cheyco Leidmann, Copyright 2012