Christopher Wool

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen
29 January - 14 March 2009

Christopher Wool is not only an abstract painter, he is also an explorer of abstraction. In his paintings he brings together figures and the disfigured, drawing and painting, spontaneous impulses and well thought-out ideas. He draws lines on the canvas with a spray gun and then, directly after, wipes them out again with a rag drenched in solvent – to give a new picture in which clear lines have to stand their own against smeared surfaces. Wool’s paintings reveal the entire gamut of his techniques. And in his silkscreen prints on paper we once again encounter his interest in abstraction, in the relationship between line and surface. For this, Wool pieces together especially compelling parts from his paintings to make ideal compositions, which he places on equal footing with his canvases. The exhibition traces Wool’s recent developments with a focus on his abstract paintings and silkscreen prints since 2007.

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