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Stilllife with Blue Table (Earth Quake), 2007

Drawing on the classic genre of painting, the work “Stilllife with Blue Table (Earth Quake)” from 2007 finally carries the object-like behaviour of language ñ text-as-image as we might encounter on advertising signs and in headlines to extremes. The items of the still life are pictured merely by the use of the initial letter of the delineated word, respectively a T for a table, a V for a vase, and U for urn. The orange O appears as a reference to the earlier edition, however here clearly belonging to the image in its representational allocation, signifier and signified are becoming one. In the inverse meaning of still the letters-come-image have incurred into ominous movement, which for the ever politically thinking artist also paraphrases the condition of our world.

Stilllife with Blue Table (Earth Quake), 2007

Silkscreen print on 300 g Arches 88 paper
58,4 x 49,5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered
Edition of 25

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