Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quiz, by Neo Rauch

I'm attaching three paintings by a German artist named Neo Rauch. Why three? Because he is one of the more important contemporary painters living today. He is working out of a Post-Berlin-Wall, post-industrial German context. His figures are listless and often have a defeated, yet plodding-along look to them. The "work" his characters are involved in seems determined, yet borders on absurdity. His color palette is intentionally off-putting as is his distortion of proportion, creating an ambiguous tension in the paintings.

Neo Rauch's works

Oil on linen
98.43 x 82.68 inches

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