“Sob Verde” at Lehmann + Silva is Daniel Lergon first solo exhibition in Portugal.
He was born in 1978, in Bonn (Germany), and since the beginning of his practice at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin (with Professor Lothar Baumgarten), Lergon has been interested in colour, the interaction of light on different surfaces and optical mechanisms.
Since 2006, Daniel Lergon has exhibited throughout Europe, mainly in France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain and Austria.
At Lehmann + Silva in Porto, he is presenting his most recent works “Sob Verde (Under Green)”. In the main floor, a series of works in a glowing yellow to dark green, complemented by a lighter turquoise hue in downstairs project space.
As in his last exhibitions (“Multimono”, “Spektrum”, “Unter Grün”, “Excited State”, “angeregt”), Lergon works with only one colour, a phthalo green pigment in oil. This specific green is emphasized by means of the varying density of its application, whereby its effect is considerably dependent on whether it has been applied to neon-yellow ground, as in the works exhibited in the upper flower, or a white ground, as seen in the lower floor, in his new paintings.