I’ve been keeping my eye on Ramiken gallery since seeing the phenomenal Eli Ping show last winter. I thought Lukas Quietzch’s exhibition Parallel Warning in Simple Arrangements was well worth a visit.
There were seven paintings by this young Berlin based artist. The three below were my favorite.
“The surfaces are primed in a swirling pattern with a chalky mixture. Next, colors are applied with thin layers of gouache and then repeatedly washed out, producing an ethereal, undulated-staining effect. Delicate seams are sewn into the canvases, imposing a near-invisible architecture within the chromatic psychedelia that is more felt than seen. Quietzsch’s sutures are the closest thing to a straight line in most of the compositions, yet they still wobble off (or back on?) course, calling the most attention to themselves at four-way intersections: A subtle reminder to look both ways before crossing the gallery.” (Art Forum)
I’ll be paying attention to Quietzsch’s future work, as well as Ramiken.