Wotanstraße 6a Berlin
“Defections” is the latest show in Berlin of paintings by Ehrling White, a Toronto based artist. Here he continues to explore the interactions between organic and inorganic forms within spatially fragmented environments. Organic, free-form elements interact within constructs of implied architecture and depth of space, without the rigor of precise perspective. This approach draws some inspiration from mythology and primitive art, which tend to address life’s fundamental issues in contexts free of physical laws. The work develops through a playful language of gestural abstraction and automatic drawing, and seeks to relate the physical act of exploration to older and more universal questions.