Thursday, November 2, 2017

Anne Neukamp at Greta Meert


Recognition is a visual strategy used by the advertorial (logo) or systems (icons) that has reached saturation with touchscreens, GUIs, facebook forums. Our brains, wired for recognition, are berated with this, icons forcing recognition of themselves. Painters begin adopting this as their history, the magrittean version of objects as linguistic symbols. These paintings delay the force of recognition as a palliative, lessening the slap of apprehension by averting it.

see too: Amanda Ross-Ho at The PitCharline von Heyl at Capitain Petzel, Charline von Heyl at Gisela Capitain, Richard Aldrich at Gladstone Gallery, Jana Euler at Galerie Neu & PortikusNina Beier at David Roberts Art FoundationEmily Mae Smith at Rodolphe Janssen,