They call themselves RED CORRIDOR - a group of people with a common sense of space and its colour, and a shared direction. Their aims are joint production and presentation of art work, mutual support as well as fostering their development through critical cooperation and dialogue on art issues – while recognizing each one’s own mode of expression and own characteristic arti-stic language. The basis of this cooperative venture is a shared language, a similar philosophy or conception of art and of the artistic drive: Striving always to be authentic and honest, yet at times critical and uncompromising, never aiming merely to please, ever keen to risk something new, with an eye for what is relevant and appealing.
The name RED CORRIDOR is a metaphor. It refers to many aspects of concern to the three artists. It also suggests something which finds expression at various levels in their works. “We are all equally fascinated by the colour RED in all its nuances and expressions. It signifies dynamism, creativity, energy, impulsiveness, aggression, a signal, fire, living beauty, bloody vio-lence, sex, love … At the same time it also plays a role in a sociopolitical context, albeit not an important one. CORRIDOR denotes the space in front and in between – it unlocks what is new, new spaces, new ideas, new works. The corridor is dark and mysterious. Perhaps it is no-man’s-land, an informal zone, a window towards the light. The corridor does not invite one to spend time. It is a waiting room, a passageway, a painful experience. It is the road or detour, which we like to take – as an artistic experience as it were. Historically, the corridor is somehow associated with “Gdansk”, a zone, a stretch of land through another, a foreign country. Why is the corridor RED? Because it can’t be otherwise – except perhaps white or black -, but actually RED because RED signifies everything the three of us passionately live.” The Gallery is open from Tuesday till Saturday.