Toby Ziegler - Contemporary Artists

Designated For Leisure

Designated For Leisure The Saatchi Gallery
 

Toby Ziegler

Designated For Leisure

2004
oil on scotch brite

285 x 400 cm

Divorcing his subjects from the weight of their historical context, Ziegler’s mosaic-like motifs offer geometrically pure terrains for painterly degeneration. In Designated For Leisure, this contradiction between the value of technological precision and its degradation through imperfect translation are reinforced through the painting’s overwhelming scale and holograph-like surface. Composed on reflective industrial fabric, the painting’s surface shifts and transforms when viewed from different angles, revealing the landscape within as a chimera of light and perspective.
 
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