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Kasseböhmer's radical approach to painting is the result of a long development as an artist. The painter earned a reputation at the beginning of the nineteen-eighties for his enigmatic paintings that called to mind segments of well-known works from art history. Following this body of work, Kasseböhmer created a series of pictures that used as their starting point large-format landscape photographs, which he over painted until the underlying photograph disappeared. Afterwards he developed various series', focusing on still lifes, trees and seascapes, taking up diverting styles to conduct a systematic investigation into the possibilities of painting. What connects all these series' is a heightened awareness of loss. In his œuvre, Kasseböhmer undertakes the almost impossible endeavor of ushering painterly values into today’s world.Read More
Axel Kasseböhmer, born in 1952, studied during the nineteen-seventies with Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, and has been connected with Sprüth Magers since 1984. Since 2001, he is teaching at the Akademie der Künste in Munich. He has presented his works in solo exhibitions at such institutions as the Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, 1989, and the Kunstverein München, 1990, and in group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1989, the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 1991, 1998, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994, the Hamburger Deichtorhallen, 1995, and the City Gallery in Prague, 2005.
Text courtesy Sprüth Magers.
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