(Images from left to right: Decompressor, 2011 & Reflector, 2011 by Norbert Bisky)

Norbert Bisky‘s first solo at Galerie Daniel Templon, titled Decompression, opens this Saturday in Paris. Rising star Bisky, who was born & raised in former Eastern Germany, will show a series of new paintings depicting his selection of elements characterizing our contemporary ‘hedonistic culture with leftovers of the ideological ages’.

The press release sums it up quite nicely: “In ‘Decompression’ the artist recreates a world that no longer exists, that of the false promises held out by the communism of his youth. He is also bearing witness to the fast changing developments of the city of Berlin, his home since the 1980s. Further influences derive from the artist’s obsessions, losses and traumas, from the memory of orgiastic club nights to the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai.”

The exhibition runs till December 24.