Description

Bubbles and splashes, floating, flowing and sliding strokes, fogs and surging waves can be discerned in the 40 x 30 cm small picture created in the alchemist kitchen of Susanne Knaack, who convincingly demonstrates great mastery of various painting techniques and presents the according results based on a self-developed pouring technique: she moves the painting surface, dancing with the canvas, as it were. Formed to a tableau, her pictures mirror the exhibition title Tableau & Solitaire, functioning equally together and separately, in concert and as individual works. Immersing oneself into these pictures, we define what is to be seen there – unconsciously comparing with what life and experience have inscribed into the matrix of our pictorial memory. We wander around with our eyes, exploring landscapes, beaches, mountains, hills or moorlands, find ourselves sitting in a boat surrounded by crashing waves or overlooking the firmament from a cockpit high up in the sky. These are pictures which we have created ourselves, reassembled and reinterpreted, as there is nothing to be seen except a solidified stream of animated paint. Black and white are combined and nuanced with blue and brown. No brush has ever directly touched the canvas-covered hardboard, no brushstroke betrays its creator, and yet it is the genuine work of one and the same artist and we conceive it as a classical painting.

Susanne Knaack

Untitled (M1-31-2018)

  • Medium
    Painting
  • Year
    2018
  • Size

    15.7 × 11.8 × 0.6 in

    40 × 30 × 1.4 cm

  • Material
    acrylic paint on wooden board on wooden frame
  • Price
    € 1,200
  • Edition
    This is a unique work

Description

Bubbles and splashes, floating, flowing and sliding strokes, fogs and surging waves can be discerned in the 40 x 30 cm small picture created in the alchemist kitchen of Susanne Knaack, who convincingly demonstrates great mastery of various painting techniques and presents the according results based on a self-developed pouring technique: she moves the painting surface, dancing with the canvas, as it were. Formed to a tableau, her pictures mirror the exhibition title Tableau & Solitaire, functioning equally together and separately, in concert and as individual works. Immersing oneself into these pictures, we define what is to be seen there – unconsciously comparing with what life and experience have inscribed into the matrix of our pictorial memory. We wander around with our eyes, exploring landscapes, beaches, mountains, hills or moorlands, find ourselves sitting in a boat surrounded by crashing waves or overlooking the firmament from a cockpit high up in the sky. These are pictures which we have created ourselves, reassembled and reinterpreted, as there is nothing to be seen except a solidified stream of animated paint. Black and white are combined and nuanced with blue and brown. No brush has ever directly touched the canvas-covered hardboard, no brushstroke betrays its creator, and yet it is the genuine work of one and the same artist and we conceive it as a classical painting.

Susanne Knaack

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