Lukas Salzmann: In The Viewer's Eye - The Unknown by Ig Halle, Rapperswil / Baumgartner & AnnaheimLukas Salzmann: In The Viewer's Eye - The Unknown by Ig Halle, Rapperswil / Baumgartner & Annaheim

Lukas Salzmann: In The Viewer's Eye - The Unknown

byIg Halle, Rapperswil / Baumgartner & Annaheim

Hardcover | December 31, 2018

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. Richly colored painting that allusively points to art history while devoting itself to contemporary subject matter. A wonderful, impressive book on the work of a yet to be discovered painterAs a painter Lukas Salzmann is committed to representationalism while creating art-historical and media-related references in many of his works. He overpaints photographic templates, thus freeing the images from their functional fixedness. Deploying vehement brushwork and powerful handling, he dissolves content that is seemingly unequivocal and converts it into a polysemy that valorises the mystical as much as it does the obvious. Salzmann's atmospherically dense pictures open up emotional spaces for viewers, leading them into a state of oscillation between recognizability and recondite unidentifiability, in which the transformative powers of painting can develop their full impact.In the Viewer's Eye - the Unknown comprises Lukas Salzmann's oeuvre from 1995 to 2018 and includes an accompanying essay by scholar Rudolf Velhagen, which locates the painter's work in its art historical context.Lukas Salzmann, born 1960 in Dusseldorf, lives and works in Zurich and Wetzikon.Text in English and German.
Rudolf Velhagen, D.Phil., is an art historian, born in 1962. He has a Doctorate in medieval art history from Basel University. Between 1990 and 1995 he was academic assistant at Kunstmuseum Basel (Department of Prints and Drawings). Between 1995 and 2000 he was academic assistant at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and instructor a...
Title:Lukas Salzmann: In The Viewer's Eye - The UnknownFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 10.48 × 9.57 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:10.48 × 9.57 × 0.79 inPublished:December 31, 2018Publisher:Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbHLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3897905450

ISBN - 13:9783897905450