October 9, 2013 – October 22, 2013
Galerija Gregor Podnar is pleased to announce Rezine, Anne Neukamp’s first solo exhibition at its Project space in Ljubljana. The show presents a selection of the artist’s latest paintings, a group of new large-format works.
“Anne Neukamp’s works emerge in the process of a multitude of layers. Abstract surfaces cover representational images of stickers, postcards, logos and pictograms in the style of comics, fine color gradients overlay the rough brushstrokes of previous traces of painting. The pictures are charged and laden in order to be at the same time re-emptied in their rendering. In this context, it is often the contrasts that interest Neukamp. The pictogram is characterized by an attempt to create a representa- tional image using a contour with the fewest possible clear lines, an image which through its reduction then becomes a symbol. This symbol is attacked on other painterly levels in its “nameability” and fails halfway in the attempt to erase the pictorial. This results in a simultaneity of surface and figure, of background and foreground, and thus also of point in time and process. The pictures are characterized by a provisional state and only the artist can say when they found their final form. This creates the impression that the work is continuously transforming itself in its indefinable simultaneity between abstraction and representation.” Fredi Fischli, 2011
Born in Düsseldorf in 1976, Anne Neukamp lives and works in Berlin. Her recent presentations include Painting forever! – Keilrahmen, KW, Berlin and Let’s talk (again) about painting, Centre d’art et de Culture, Guyancourt, France. In the last years her works has been shown, amongst others, at Wilhelm Hack Museum, Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2012), Rebound, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France, the Prague Biennale (2011). In November of this year she will have a solo show at the Oldenburger Kunstverein.
The project is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana.