12 Jun 2020 — 26 Jul 2020
Frédéric Platéus’ first solo exhibition in Germany, Pop Lock, is a range of new works presented by the gallery Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne. The show focuses on a series of large objects that appear to capture movement. Like dynamic puzzles, these stretched multi-part works seemingly explode and strain away from each other, yet their composition keeps them held together in a permanent state of tension. Frédéric Platéus’ wall sculptures are covered in various PVC membranes that create an autonomy within each geometrical form. As the title intimates, while viewing each of these objects their energy immediately enters and exits the body in a motion sequence reminiscent of popping and locking dancing styles. Though the sculptures radiate spontaneity and amusement, they have been precisely designed and produced in a technically sophisticated manner. The works clearly showcase the lavish potential of the fetish concept and overtly demonstrate their sex appeal.