Corinne Wasmuth - Exhibition at Meyer Riegger
For her pictorial ideas Corinne Wasmuth collects images of daily life, science and art to form these into a new whole. This gives birth to stage-resembling productions with references to contemporary contexts.
The painting 'astronauts', that will be in the focus of our exhibition, is for example about the sight into a grotto. There are cristals in the inside of the grotto, that grow from the ground and the ceiling, in which dangling astronauts are captured like insects in amber. The metaphore of the grotto refers to the creation of an own fictional world - this figure can be found in other positions of contemporary art as well. This intention is reinforced by the size of the paintings. The motives become a physical opponent and assert in the reality in which there are placed.
Finally the colour marks the transition from pictorial search to actual painting, here the second part of Corinne Wasmuthï¿½s work is refered to. The paintings are developed on carefully grounded wooden panels onto which oil varnishs are applied. The oil paint is applied in many layers. This results into a strong brightness of the colours - awakeing the impression of a backword illumination. In opposition to Corinne Wasmuth's pictorial worlds stands the controlled controlled colour application not showing any characteristics.
I want the paintings to shine from inside. The colours are shining most with varnishs, and the grids reinforce the impression. Now I'm trying to say something rather difficult to put into words rather my feeling than a strict concept: When a being dies, colour fates away. The dying plant turns brown. When a human being passes away the body turns waxen. The body is the colourless exterior that remains this side of life. For me colour represents the other side of life. Thus, life is the other side of life on this side of life for me personally colour represents life The other side colour illuminated from the back, from church windows to TV and the computer-monitor we love so much because here colour seems to be alive without a physical body.Read the entire article hereSource: