Martina Steckholzer

Maybe We Should

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Maybe We Should
Martina Steckholzer
Maybe We Should
2005
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 170 cm

Derived from a nature photograph, Martina Steckholzer’s Maybe We Should is a mere insinuation of landscape. Reduced to a series of black gestures on a white ground, Steckholzer’s canvas resounds with a strange absence. Referencing the high contrast of photo media, Maybe We Should occupies an unexpected space as a painting: cropped as if a screen, its stark contrast replicates an ethereal light. Fractured by her attenuate mark-making, the suggestion of image hovers with brittle fragility.


     
 


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