Silvia Eiblmayr & Jörg Heiser
Berlin-based artist Katrin Plavcak (b. 1970) purposefully examines the history of images originating from comics, cartoons, illustration and (quite broadly) from technical visual media. Clichés, distortions, trivializations and spectacles—as produced by the media industry, whose logic is also quite seductive to art and its institutions—form an aesthetic fundus from which, in her own painterly language and in a highly qualified transformation process, she formulates her point of view. Plavcak—who grew up in Zeltweg, Austria—is also a great portraitist: she knows how to pinpoint the psycho logical characteristics of her found or invented figures with great skill. Her non-impasto oil and acrylic paintings draw figurative references to Otto Dix and George Grosz, Magritte and Picasso, and Hannah Höch and Maria Lassnig, as well as to the practice of naive painting—where perspective and spatial conditions are suspended while several narrative strands coexist.
88 ¾ x 12 ¼ in. / 120 pp / 70 color
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