Sunday, December 01, 2013

Amelie von Wulffen 

Am kühlen Tisch

@ Portikus 
November 30, 2013 - February 2, 2014

Portikus is presenting an exhibition by Amelie von Wulffen, showing recent paintings, a slideshow of her latest comic, and a group of painted chairs. It has only happened on rare occasions that this variety of media, which is deeply rooted in von Wulffen's practice, has been exhibited in this way. The exhibition becomes somewhat of a prototype for the different genres in which the artist operates. The main gallery space introduces a group of new paintings. Mainly large canvases in cool blue hues, they portray the great European painters of the 19th and 20th century, the wake of modernity: Gustave Caillebotte, Max Beckmann, Goya, and van Gogh. Von Wulffen spent the last years returning to books, studying illustrations of French, Dutch, and German paintings from this era. Apart from amateur techniques such as batik, silk painting, dipping lacquer, appliqués (like sand or seashells), or the quick spatula technique, which can be associated with current times, there is nothing in these paintings that actually depicts the contemporary world. LINK Portikus

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