Alexander “Biserama” Becherer recently opened his solo exhibition at Galerie Kesselhaus “Paratropolis”. With work ranging from paintings and sculptural relief the main portion of the exhibition consisted of a large sculptural work titled Paratropolis. This large sculpture consisted of words and icons creating a large scale city. The city which mimic’s an architectural model of a city or development is an impressive work that comments on our current trend towards urbanization. You can read the artist statement on the work below. Great exhibition!


Our current age, the 21st century, is characterized by worldwide urbanization, sprawling agglomerations of cities, and an increasing rural exodus. As recently as 1970 there were merely 3 so-called mega cities: New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Thirty years later there are already 24. This trend and transformation – and the continuing expansion of existing cities – impacts individual biographies as well as society as a whole.

Today more than 3 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are living in ever growing and barely governable urban agglomerations. Studies predict that close to two thirds of the world population will be living in cities by the year 2030. For the first time in human history there will be significantly more people living in urban spaces than in rural areas.

Solo Show @ Galerie Kesselhaus
Paratropolis-Your City Our Rules

Opening Times:

10th May – 9th June
Friday: 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday: 3 pm – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 2 pm
Industriehof 10 / 77933 Lahr

Title: Paratropolis
Material: Gehärtetes Polystyrol,Metall,Holz,Gips,Gummi,Acryl,Sprühlack,Leuchtstoffröhren,LED’s,Drehmotoren
Maße: 800 cm x 250 cm x 126 cm (Sockel: 800 cm x 250cm x 70cm)
Jahr: 2012-2013

Photos: Sebastian Heck / Alexander Becherer