Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Skies Away - a studio Archaeology painting project



"Skies Away" is an experimental Studio-Floor-Transfer-painting-series in progress.

The series consists of thin color excavations being preserved on linen, handkerchiefs and paper,
 embracing the accidental outcome.

"Skies Away" is peeling off paint that has accumulated on the in plastic covered studio floor over the course of the past 7 years.


SkAy_shellmount1, acrylic on linen, ca. 230cm x 120cm, 2018



 SkAy_ shellmount 2, acrylic on linen, ca. 200cm x 120cm, 2018



SkAy_pinkviridian, acrylic on linen, 30cm x 40cm, 2018



 SkAy_pinkviridianblue, acrylic on linen, 30cm x 40cm, 2018




SkAy_tamalpais, acrylic on linen, 33cm x 40cm, 2018



 SkAy_scallops, acrylic on paper, 21cm x 30cm, 2018



 SkAy_wakame, acrylic on paper, 21cm x 30cm, 2018



SkAy_hotei, acrylic on paper, 21cm x 30cm, 2018



SkAy_forgetmenot, acrylic on linen, 25cm x 25cm, 2018



SkAy_farallone, acrylic on handkerchief, 25cm x 25cm, 2018







Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TRTL - train ride to luxor at gallery 60six san francisco 2018


Jürgen Trautwein  Train Ride to Luxor


60SIX presents Jürgen Trautwein’s new body of paintings “Train Ride to Luxor,” his fifth exhibition with the gallery. TRTL is a series of paintings inspired by a segment of the artist’s five month journey through Southern Europe, the Middle East and Egypt, specifically his experience in a train from Cairo to Luxor. The paintings are structured with a simple powerful graphic of a blurred field of space, a rectangle or two, light and dark, movement and stillness. They seem to instill a vision of the past, present and future in one moment. 
Often unusual materials comprise the physicality of Trautwein’s pieces. Here he uses traditional canvas and brush. Yet similarly to others of his painting series’ this work brings attention to notions of time and duration. The pictures appear without the hand of the artist drawn to much attention. Some pieces feel like a marriage of the zen quality of a Rothko field painting with the simplicity of the squares on squares of Josef Albers…but without the emphasis on color interactions (like Albers.) The light atmospheric glow draws the viewer into a “light and space” trance-like place, while the monochrome color field quickly bounces the eye back to the painting’s flatness.  The final effect is typical with Trautwein’s works: An experience of painting with deliberate, unapologetic immediacy.

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