EW - paint research 00-20
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Christian Frosch


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Christian Frosch
EW - paint research 00-20 - April 10 until May 15, 2021

 

"Is Christian Frosch a painter? Or is he not perhaps a scientist in disguise? Frosch does not make it quite so easy for us to answer this question unequivocally, because his art breaks completely new ground. He definitely distrusts all clichés of art and especially of painting, as his early series "Anatomical-Pathological Collection Painting" already shows. He counters the ingeniously creative and wildly gesticulating image of the painter prince with his experimental arrangements for painting, as it were soberly and yet mischievously, and is content in his art simply to ask permanently: "What does color do? And what can color do?" (Tobias Hoffmann)

In October 2000, I showed the results of Christian Frosch's "Painting Research" for the first time in the gallery's second exhibition. After numerous other solo exhibitions with Frosch in the past twenty years, I look forward together with you to the results of his latest research: the group of works EW.

"Watercolor paint is used to make ice cubes.
These are dropped onto a sheet of paper in a frozen state.
The colored ice cubes melt, the color water dries up."

Frosch's formulated work instructions for producing works in the EW series sound simple, as always. It makes no mention of the numerous experiments Frosch has undertaken with papers and colors and various commercially available ice cube molds, up to and including an ice cube machine, or of his development of special racks for drying the papers. This time, too, it took about two years from the painting researcher's first idea to the final group of works.

The new works on paper impress with their bright colors and offer the viewer a wide spectrum of possible associations, ranging from aerial views of the Mecklenburg Lake District to microscopic sections of precious stones, for example.

I look forward to your visit and your associations.

 
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