About the Book
In his latest paintings the Artist trades bright colours for elegant forms and striking veils of shades. In these works, Marco Kaufmann also explores to a greater extent the empirical effects of colour, apposition, shapes and layers within abstraction. The processes he uses still vary according to unpremeditated circumstances and cause and effect, nonetheless.
It can all start with an optical memory or an idea from the recesses of imagination or a synthesis of both. However, one can perceive a higher concern with the application of paint and the impression of perspective. The palette is mixed but Kaufmann makes greater use of sober colours, giving them more relevance and lustre; only to be punctuated occasionally by black or yellow. The greys mutate into sumptuous textures that resemble concrete or metal, creating illusion with their gradient and granular qualities. The browns recreate sweeping fluidity and the greens beam through the cascaded layers.
The three large paintings (Panorama, Drin and London Fields) are quite distinct yet connect through the formality of their composition and linear motifs. London Fields presents a large area of brown shades and burnt orange, crystallizing the effect of fluids in motion. The flow can be more complex however. The picture may be abstract but the sensations it evokes are more tangible: skin, sand, water, smoke - a chronicle to Marco's process-meticulous approach to painting. ... (text by Will Furtado/writer)
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Features & Details
- Primary Category Fine Art
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jun 28, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords painting, abstract, german, artist, berlin, painter, contemporary, modern, expressive, catalogue, colour, fine art, malerei, deutsche kunst, moderne kunst, abstrakte Kunst, junge Kunst
Marco Kaufmann is part of a generation of young European Artists adopting a critical approach to traditional media. Marco’s work transcends representation by drawing attention to the very act of painting itself as an empirical process. This allows new meaning to emerge through the layering of colour and texture and through merging forms from one surface onto another. Kaufmann’s work is at the heart of conceptual painting. By disrupting formal compositional aesthetics, Marco invites the viewer to experience unexpected ways of seeing. Marco Kaufmann lays down compositions that disturb the viewer’s comfortable gaze. He challenges our way of seeing by offering a true glimpse into the artistic thought process: Bravely submitting himself to the vulnerable, troubled stages of becoming, to ultimately reveal an entrancing excitement of the sublime. (Written by Hester Chan, Gallerist and Director of HCFA)