[REF.]Gabriel Vormstein – New Work on paper

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Casey Kaplan is pleased to present a new body of work by German artist, Gabriel Vormstein. In his third exhibition at the gallery, Vormstein presents six portraits on newspaper of women appropriated from artworks by Austrian artist, Egon Schiele (1890 -1918).

Vormstein believes that it is important to re-examine the lessons of Modernism. By redrawing the figures, he is capturing the body as an abstract shape that can be filled with new choices of color and medium, in his case the ground of newspapers, particularly the mechanical text of the financial pages. For the past ten years, Vormstein has worked with newspaper and other transient, organic, and “poor” materials, reminiscent of Arte Povera. His paintings have catalogued days, moments in time, and fleeting histories through the text and images that adorn his chosen ‘canvases’.

Source Link: http://caseykaplangallery.com/cat/exhibitions/baby-abc/

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Gabriel Vormestein

What kind of music’s lying on the table, 2006
Watercolor, gouache and tape on newspaper

61 x 44”

GABRIEL VORMSTEIN: The (oII (OO) oI) -:

EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 7, 2006
OPENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 6 – 8 PM
GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 – 6 PM

Depicting figurative and abstract imagery alike, Vormstein uses simple gestures and everyday materials to create poetically melancholic pictures.

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Gabriel Vormestein

Untitled, 2006
Gouache and tape on newspaper

64-1/2 x 44-1/2”

Source Link: http://caseykaplangallery.com/cat/exhibitions/the-oii-oo-oi/

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Gabriel Vormestein

The Weight of the World, 2007
gouache on newspaper on cardboard, middle section cut-out

158 x 110 cm

 

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Gabriel Vormestein

Heavy Wash, 2008
mixed media on newspaper
155 x 110 cm

 

Source: Collage – assembling contemporary art, black dog, 2008 (p.149, p.150, p151 )

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