Christian Freudenberger

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Everyday Objects Become Utopian Designs.
Release Date: 
June 2012
Format: 
20,5 x 27 cm
Features: 
112 pages, approx. 70 color images, softcover
Language: 
German / English
ISBN: 
978-3-942405-88-1
Catalog Price: 
$45.00
Shop Price: $45.00
 

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Christian Freudenberger (b. Dortmund 1971; lives and works in Düsseldorf) pushes painting to its outermost limits. He works from an archive made up of a variety of imagery: his own and found photos, scans, copies, copies of copies. As he works with the material’s resolution, reduction, and reconstruction, unusual experimental motifs come about. Freudenberger then prints these collages directly onto the canvas. Traces remaining in the work recall models and sketches; the open canvas texture results in textile and painterly surfaces. Everyday objects become utopian designs reminiscent of modernist prototypes, early science fiction visions, or indefinable present-day occult objects. These are situated in fictional studio and model spaces and undefined temporal and spatial dimensions.

 

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With texts by Thomas Janzen, Alex Jasch, and Markus Mascher, as well as a conversation between Christian Freudenberger, Markus Karstieß, and Carl Friedrich Schröer.