Jurriaan Benschop

Michael Raedecker

December 2014

When a painter embroiders a canvas, it is hard not to wonder what this technique—in a sense, drawing with a needle—means in terms of content. In the case of Michael Raedecker, it seems to have been a radical gesture against tradition, at … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Milena Dragicevic

November 2014

“It has become clear to me that painting is much like early American wrestling,” writes Milena Dragicevic in the press release for her exhibition “Pampero.” The meaning of this bold, but seemingly dubious, statement slowly unfolded … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Grit Richter

Galerie Tanja Wagner

October 2014

The central piece in Grit Richter’s exhibition, a wall painting titled The Big House Self (all works 2014), is a grid of fifteen multicolored shapes on a black background underneath a white, dotted rooftop line. Slotted into the grid like… READ ON

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Peter Doig

September 2014

What did Peter Doig paint before he became the artist we all know? “Peter Doig: Early Works” showed, in twelve paintings and thirty-eight works on paper, his development from the early 1980s, when he was an art student in London, to the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Elizabeth Peyton

neugerriemschneider

August 2014

With fifteen modestly sized works, mostly portraits, this exhibition indicates a compelling development in Elizabeth Peyton’s painting practice: an emphasis on reduction and an increased attention to the white priming in each work.  Peyton’s… READ ON

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Michaël Borremans

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts

May 2014

Michaël Borremans’s paintings function like “a knife in the eye.” The sharp quality usually is presented through a timeless feeling of beauty, which can be seen in this extensive survey containing forty-seven paintings, forty-six … READ ON

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Monika Sosnowska

Capitain Petzel

April 2014

“My works have to look as if somebody else did them,” Monika Sosnowska has remarked. Her monumental Stairway, 2010, is a case in point—a spiraling staircase that makes three turns before it reaches a dead end against the ceiling of the… READ ON

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Axel Kasseböhmer

April 2014

Does it make sense to look for the best painting in a show that presents seemingly endless variations on the same motif? Axel Kasseböhmer’s exhibition “100 x Walchensee” showcased a hundred small oil paintings of waterside and mountain… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

“Painting Forever! Keilrahmen

February 2014

Looking at the list of participants in the exhibition “Keilrahmen” (Stretcher Frame), you would expect a decent survey of painting from present-day Berlin. Among the seventy-four names on the checklist were artists as varied as Armin … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Jorge Molder

Museu da Eletricidade, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado

January 2014

“I is another" wrote Arthur Rimbaud — words that apply well to the work of Portuguese artist Jorge Molder. For the past three-plus decades, the Lisbon-born artist has called upon his own image as a model for his photos. Two separate museum… READ ON

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