Item description for Neo Rauch: Works Paper 2003-2004 by Klaus Albrecht Schroder Harald Kunde...
Art critic Rudij Bergmann has stated, "For Neo Rauch, painting is reflection on what is no longer present. His is a decidedly romantic attitude of refusal that gives deeper meaning to figures frozen strangely in motion--as an allegory of universal alienation from the world and rejection of technology and as a melancholy homage to the unfulfilled promise of freedom and human happiness. There is a constant stream of memory in these works, not only of world history but also of childhood, Pop Art, and comics." Rauch possesses an artistic style and sensibility that place his paintings among the most original of our time. Rauch's palettes and compositions are reminiscent of postwar illustrations; so are his figures. They belong in the past, constantly at work in a world filled with industrial symbolism. These symbols, themselves easily identified, are difficult to interpret in the context of the works, in part due to Rauch's painterly style, ominous colors and skewed perspectives. The dichotomies at play in his work provide an overall sense of false comfort tinged with disturbance, of a situation brewing, threatening to reveal itself. This book presents his recent large works on paper completed in 2003 and 2004.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.4" Width: 10.04" Height: 0.39" Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2005
Publisher Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 3775715010 ISBN13 9783775715010
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Great Source for Neo Rauch fans Dec 25, 2004
This book is excellent simply because it provides wonderful reproductions of Rauch's work from roughly the last 10 years. This is one of the most interesting painters today as you probably already know. His odd mix of mid-century socialistic imageries, out-of-this world creatures and very contemporary color adds to an enormously compelling body of work that keeps the viewer interested. If you are a painter today you should get this. It's him, Luc Tuymans, Laura Owens, a lot of people who redefined what contemporary paiting looks like. Innovative and stuck at the same time, the catalogue shows his evolution, and how his super bright stuff has come together. Yessss!