The Weird Show (TWS) is an art platform created in 2010 by Rubén B and Max-o-matic dedicated to the showcase and exploration of contemporary collage through exhibitions, online & offline publishing and workshops & sessions.
Since 2017, the project is directed and curated by Max-o-matic. I was recently interviewed by him. Here is the link to the article.
Kodaek 2020 was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. He studied photography and media at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. Selected works by him are in collections of the Jewish Museum Berlin and the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt.
In times of digital photography, analogue work with images from magazines and catalogues opens up new avenues for him. Image extracts – torn or cut – are removed from their original form and assembled as a collage to form a new hole.
The resulting figures and sculptures – some of which are assembled serially in small groups – are forms of their own new realty.
Other motifs have an unusual geometric abstraction after beeing assambled from contrasting sections of the picture. In their constellation they cannot be explained rationally, they seem surreal when viewed, often almost three-dimensional. A clear angle of view cannot be discerned. Accordingly, there is not clear position as far as their view is concerned. They can be viewed from alls sides.