A quiet revolution is going on in contemporary painting; young artists are ignoring the taboos of modernism and delving into figurative painting. The exhibition >1000 Words at the Galerie Rothamel is staying abreast of this development. For five centuries European painting depicted histories, faces, and legends. As development began speeding up, modernism broke with this tradition and shifted the artistic snapshot, the shock, the emotional overwhelm, into focus. The longing for stories remained. The painters in the exhibition >1000 Words took up the challenge. Their narratives are complex, virtuoso—and astoundingly traditional.
Ellen Akimoto, Undine Bandelin, Ivana de Vivanco, Jonathan Kraus, Nguyen Xuan Huy, Marten Schädlich
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33 colored illustrations
Languages: German, English
Annekathrin Kohout, Ina Peter, Jörk Rothamel, Christian Weihrauch, Alexander Wendt
Svenja Philipsen, design 21, Groß-Umstadt
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt, 9. Januar bis 12. Juni 2021 - Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt, 2022