Published by Kerber. Text by Anne-Claudie Coric, Numa Hambursin, Janna Oltmanns, Anne Waak, René Wirths.
The volume is a hybrid between an artist's book and a catalogue raisonné, providing a complete overview since 2006 of works by the Berlin-based painter René Wirths (born 1967), known for his hyperrealistic attention to detail, which counterintuitively dissolves compositions into abstraction.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Emily Ansenk, Almut Hüfler.
Painter René Wirths (born 1967) brings an exacting attention to everyday objects--a paintbrush, a sewing machine, a ball, scrunched-up paper, an assortment of chairs and bicycles--isolating them on the canvas against a neutral background to heighten the intensity of their depiction. The Thing Itself surveys his meticulous works.