Exhibition Marc Schmitz / New paintings at Galerie am Damm, Dresden http://www.artslant.com/ew/events/show/206329-new-paintings
April 14th - May 29th Opening reception 13.04.2012 19:30 - 22:00 opening hours: Tue. - Fri. 10:00 am- 1 pm/ 3 pm - 7 pm
We are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of the Berlin based artist Marc Schmitz in Dresden.
With his non representational paintings, Marc Schmitz takes a position emphatically distinguished from the prevailing trends in current painting and, at the same time, picks up a tradition that started at the beginning of the last century and has evoked controversial disputes up to the present.
Ever since Kasimir Malevich set his Black Square on a white background – in his words, “[...] the naked icon of my time [...] What is royal in its taciturnity” – artists with various motivations have made attempts to place the hegemony of color above mimetic depiction.
Marc Schmitz is equally interested in the demonstration of the body-like presence of paints, their consistency, their emotional aura, and their mutual influence. He applies them over each other in many layers, observes the behavior of each layer, and then modifies their appearance with renewed intervention until the result expresses his idea.
The unequal covering capacity of viscous or thin paint mixtures has the result that, up to the conclusion of his work on the picture, the superimposed layers can shine through or appear as minimal traces at the edges. Marc Schmitz interferes with the reserved stillness of what happens in the picture by leaving behind personal traces. The exhibition new paintings introduces Marc Schmitz actual works in Dresden for the first time. … Read More
Marc Schmitz / new paintings
Galerie am Damm, Dresden Germany
opening reception on April.13th 8pm
from 4/ 14th to 5/ 29th 2012
Information about the artist:
Galerie am Damm
Tel. 0351/2 67 92 18
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