Published by Aspen Art Press. Text by Bob Nickas, Katy Siegel, Heidi Zuckerman.
German artist Tomma Abts (born 1967) creates her paintings and drawings using a rigorous process that combines the rational with the intuitive. Starting with no external source material and no preconceived idea of the final result, Abts makes complex abstract compositions that ultimately take as their subject the process of their own creation. This publication accompanies her exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, which is the first to survey the artist's extensive drawing practice. It features 41 works from 1996 to the present—many never before exhibited—and includes new works created specifically for the exhibition. The catalogue also features essays by Bob Nickas, Katy Siegel and Heidi Zuckerman.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Gregor Jansen, Magdalena Holzhey.
German painter Tomma Abts (born 1967) creates her geometric abstractions through a slow and strict process, always deploying the same modest portrait format (19 x 15 inches), and applying layer upon layer of paint like blankets of sediment. This catalogue brings together her older paintings with her most recent work and offers the fullest presentation of her career to date.