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M'arsIan Bremer's work explores scientific concepts.
Pop-eyed monsters floating in space. Technicolor prints combining 19th-century anatomical design with drawings of strange robots and clockwork mechanisms.

These are the kinds of images that drove former German Chancellor Gerhard SchrЪder to wax poetic and claim, "In Uwe Bremer's fantastic universe, everything revolves, twists and twirls. It falls, it flows and seethes, it splashes and erupts, it cracks and clicks. Centrifugal forces act. Energy flows. From destructive explosions things are born anew."

SchrЪder, a friend and collector of Bremer's work, gives an accurate characterization of the artist's body of work.

Some of Bremer's work will be on view at the M'ARS Contemporary Art Center from May 15 to June 26 in an exhibition titled "Increasing Entropy."

Bremer, a contemporary German painter, graphic artist and author, was born in 1940 in the city of Erfurt, in what became East Germany. He studied art in Hamburg from 1957 to 1960.

"Scientific" and "grotesque" are two words that come to mind to describe his work, but to get a better idea, it could be said that his work is a combination of the animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak -- but without any of the lightness and humor -- laid over DaVinci's technical drawings of the human body.

The "Increasing Entropy" exhibition, sponsored by The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German tourist firm TUI, Russian steel giant Severstal and American Express, will focus more on Bremer's interest in portraying string theory, black and white holes and quantum stairs -- the more scientific side of his work.

M'ARS Contemporary Art Center
5 Pushkaryov Per.
Metro Sukharevskaya
or Tsvetnoi Bulvar
Phone: 623-5610 or 623-6690
www.marsgallery.ru
Exhibition runs from
May 15 to June 26
Gallery Opening: June 10 at 7 p.m.