Internationally known for mixing styles and traditions in his paintings, New York–based artist Carl Ostendarp (b. 1961) has made his mark by irreverently combining comic book–style graphics with his exquisitely executed color-field and hard-edge paintings. Monochromatic color backgrounds interrupted by graphic drawings taken from MAD magazine or single-syllable words with phonetic expressions like “ARGH” or “EKKK” applied to the surfaces mark his signature style. This fresh new monograph, produced to complement Ostendarp’s first German solo museum exhibition at the Kunstverein Heilbronn, is a detailed document of the exhibition’s extensive installations. Over 100 color images include detail shots, single works and full installation views photographed to capture the wavelike sensation of his murals. Exhibition director Matthia Löbke and noted American art critic Jerry Saltz contribute informative and historical essays. Long collected by major institutions around the world, Ostendarp’s work can be found at the Chicago Art Institute; Walker Art Ctr.; SF MOMA; Yale Art Museum; wand many others.
English & German / Softcover
7 ½ x 10 ¾ in. / 152 pp / 100 color
Retail Price: $48.00
KUNSTVEREIN HEILBRONN, GERMANY