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"Looking more carefully, some disturbing elements appear in these compositions. The impression is that the artist is trying to govern her strange fanciful world, controlling and mutilating her own creatures with a sort of 'careless cruelty,' where the vivid colours and the daring fantasies accentuate this ruthless trait instead of hiding it." Gabriella Belli, excerpted from the introduction to Dana Schutz.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Veit Görner. Text by Susanne Figner, Suzanne Hudson, Chrissie Iles.
Demo includes 38 paintings and 30 drawings produced by American artist Dana Schutz (born 1976) between 2010 and 2014. Through her classical oil painting methods, Schutz offers a colorful cosmos of peculiar figures in everyday situations as well as in absurd, dreamlike scenarios.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Gabriella Belli.
Dana Schutz (born 1976) declared her painterly intentions from early in her work, and the fecundity of her visual world has not diminished over the decade-long course of her career, which has seen her work acquired by major museums across the world. Her paintings have always been characterized by bright, almost throwaway cartoonish colors that seem cheery in all but content. Once described as possessing a “careless cruelty,” Schutz's art plunges into dark fantasy realms to dredge up such images as face-eating heads, self-mutilators, child suicides, persons maimed, blindfolded or bound in terrible ways--all parading before the viewer in a genial palette that would be ideally suited to the depicting of a happy spring day. Schutz qualifies that, while her subjects are frequently self-devouring, they are “self-created too [...] They are defined by their own production.” This paperback monograph surveys work from her debut in 2002 to 2010.
New York-based Dana Schutz is widely considered one of the most talented painters of her generation. As The New York Times' Holland Cotter wrote in 2007, “She's a terrific painter. From the start, her broad, sardonic, cartoon-expressionist style was prodigious but also focused. There was lots of splash, but the images were strong and centered. Her gallery shows were thematically tight without being programmatic, like a book of poems that reads as one poem. This kind of completeness is hard to achieve.” In this volume, Schutz takes on the still-life genre, coming up with dazzling, colorful paintings that are at once merry and ambiguous about the objects of our everyday lives. Thirteen recent paintings are presented, along with installation photographs from her recent exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts, Kupfergraben. A conversation between the artist and Jörg Heiser lends additional insights into Schutz's pictorial compositions and working method.
Published by The Rose Art Museum. Essays by Jàrg Heiser and Katy Siegel. Introduction and Interview by Raphaela Platow.
This first book of Dana Schutz's paintings is just catching up with her rave reviews--the New York Times said one recent show was "outstanding," and Artforum agreed, "far greater than the sum of its parts." Schutz's ecstatically imaginative work, executed in a vibrant, subjective palette, has made an impact since she began exhibiting five years ago. Paintings 2002 - 2005 features significant examples of the bodies of work that constitute her oeuvre to date, including the fictitious narrative Frank from Observation, as well as Self-Eaters, which revolves around making and remaking, plus works depicting the construction and destruction of imaginary societies, and paintings of musicians. One undercurrent explored is Schutz's captivating investigation of the artist's role as creator, and hence the relationship between the maker and the made. Another is her tendency to make open-ended references to a vast pool of stylistic and art-historical sources.
PUBLISHER THE ROSE ART MUSEUM
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 2/1/2006 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 118
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