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© Martin Wöhrl<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich<br />

Martin Wöhrl

Born 1974 in Munich, Germany
Lives and works in Munich

Dimitri Schostakowitsch – Hamlet, 2015

Record cover, acrylic
31 x 31.5 cm

The vinyl record is a relict from the media culture of the 20th century. From the 1950s on, it was the ever-present medium for music and audio recordings, until new digital technologies with audio CD and mp3 formats drove them out of shops, homes and discotheques. With the "A GOGO" series, Martin Wöhrl dips into the wealth of everyday culture of the past and subtly brings the vinyl record back to our realm of consciousness. From the square record covers of widely varying styles of music, he designs unique works of art – inspired by the respective cover designs – by superimposing abstract geometric compositions in acrylic over text and image. The viewer is usually left to divine the original function.

The nine works from the "A GOGO" series in the Munich Re Art Collection unite composers and music from all over the world. Visual art and music become a universal language here.

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