Osmar Osten

Women. Bridges. Windows

Osmar Osten is attentive not to a static excerpt of a landscape, but to how that landscape changes as one travels past it. Although he seems to enjoy having landscape pass him by, his gaze is nevertheless captivated by chance appearances: birds, fish, people, snowmen, windows or bridges. For this reason, the motifs in his paintings seem as if they might have been captured merely by the way. Occasionally they are extended by means of words. Not only do the depiction and the paint application have a fleeting lightness about them, so does his handling of language. Osmar Osten is an artist who not only sees ‘outside the box’, but also thinks outside the box. His paintings are imbued with a unique humour and he chooses his motifs with the eye of a child, while interpreting them with the irony of an adult.
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Osmar Osten

June 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-438-3

24,00 × 30,00 cm

96 pages

95 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German, English

by Ingrid Mössinger and Brigitta Milde, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz preface by Ingrid Mössinger author Ingo Schulze with an interview by Brigitta Milde with Osmar Osten

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Osmar Osten. Women. Bridges. Windows“, 15 August to 3 October 2010, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.