“If destiny will grant me enough time I shall discover an international language which will endure forever and which will continue to enrich itself…its name will be Malerei [painting].”
Hans K. Roethel and Jean K. Benjamin, Kandinsky (Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1979), p13.
Malerei: Painting As Object investigated painting as a process, its guises and paint as a substance. Each artist shares a love of material and the qualities of their ‘thing-ness’, whether it’s colour, oozing oil paint, balloons, cellophane or jesmonite. The artists however do not remain slavish to the visceral but also embody and appropriate particular areas of Paintings’ history in their multidisciplinary practices. Malerei: Painting As Object revealed a painterly investigation of the Modernist concern ‘objecthood’, Postmodern eclecticism and the Post-production – trend of continuous re-working.
Featuring work by Helen Baker, Phyllida Barlow, Virginia Bodman, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Sean Edwards, Natalie Gale, Alexis Harding, Gabriel Hartley, Paul Merrick, Rudolf Polanszky, Sarah Kate Wilson.