Archive for the “Painting” category

The Anatomy of Melancholy: The Paintings of Christian Schoeler (1978-2015)

by Travis Jeppesen on January 10, 2016

Still Life As Rilke once noted, in writing of Rodin, the artist eventually comes to the realization that he is limited by the surface just as the writer must ultimately grapple with language’s intrinsic failures to adequately convey the essence (…)

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Otto Zitko

by Travis Jeppesen on May 29, 2015

A review of Otto Zitko’s exhibition at Krobath, on Artforum.

Winston Chmielinski

by Travis Jeppesen on May 12, 2015

My catalog essay on Winston Chmielinski, for his exhibition at Galerie Thomas Fuchs in Stuttgart, can be read online here.

Bernard Frize

by Travis Jeppesen on October 28, 2013

My review of Bernard Frize’s current exhibition in Hong Kong at Randian.

Maria Lassnig

by Travis Jeppesen on July 16, 2013

On Maria Lassnig, at Art in America.

Otto Zitko

by Travis Jeppesen on July 3, 2013

Otto Zitko paints lines. Long lines curving and curling, extending into nowhere, the void. A line never ends. It just goes and goes, infinite in its stark simplicity and ambiguity. Zitko uses lines to create environments. Such as the maze (…)

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Andrej Dubravsky

by Travis Jeppesen on October 2, 2012

“This is the place where the narcissism of youth—and especially this generation of youth—melts in the face of the artist’s chief tendency, which is that of expressionism; for what else is expression if not the sacrifice of the self at (…)

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Shadows and Corners: on John Monteith’s recent photos & paintings

by Travis Jeppesen on August 21, 2012

Being & Event: I like it when something happens. “I” and “happening” are the two elements that matter in that sentence, the one word is hard and rigid like a rock, the second more like a spray: happening never solidifies (…)

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John Miller in Cologne

by Travis Jeppesen on June 22, 2011

Miller’s work is always defined by a certain effortlessness at crossing the cerebral with the visual. In this, he is more motivated by his subject matter than any one particular mode of expression or conceptual framework. The result is that (…)

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Rainer Fetting at the Berlinische Galerie

by Travis Jeppesen on April 24, 2011

“Buildings and walls may be erected and razed, but something about the city always stays the same. Gray, sunless Berlin with its sullen, underfed inhabitants who only come out at night. Berlin in dim, chronically underlit bars where you have (…)

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