Klaus & Elisabeth Thoman (Eds.)
Herbert Brandl, considered one of the noted figures of the German new painting movement of the 1980s, continues to make work of a highly personal and affective nature. Immediately following the opening of his exhibition of monotypes at Vienna’s Albertina in 2010, the artist underwent emergency surgery due to an acute aneurysm. In the months and years since, Brandl has used his painting to meditate on the violence and physical pain of that experience. In this new publications, featuring Brandl’s latest series Katana, reproductions of his lush abstract colorscapes are juxtaposed with images of Japanese samurai swords. The folds of the steel katana blade begin to resemble a mountain panorama, while traces of the scalpel and the violence done to the artist’s own body become emotionally present in the paintings themselves.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 12 x 7 1/4 inches
64 pp / 35 color
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