This first overview of Johannes Wohnseifer's paintings from the past ten years begins with works produced for the 1999 exhibition German Open at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; the deliberately “unfinished” Primer Pictures; the perforated, monochrome aluminum Lightweight Paintings; and the newest series, Private Collection, produced for a 2009 exhibition in Oslo.
Published by Walther König/Bywaters Bros. Editions, Toronto/Presentation House. Edited by Reid Sheir, Roger Bywater.
Lynn Valley 2 expands on this Cologne-based artist’s recent explorations of internet spam. Here, Wohnseifer layers diaristic photographs from the past two years with unedited spam texts, creating collages that blend autobiographic detail, historical allusion and dense visual puns with the poetics of strategically designed, nonsensical language.