The book is a hybrid between an artist book and a catalogue raisonné and provides a complete overview of the works created since 2006 by the Berlin-based painter René Wirths. The works are also sorted into groups based on in part formal, in part content-related, and often surprising criteria. Wirths is a painter of things whose pictures, despite their hyperrealistic attention to detail, nevertheless dissolve again into color and abstraction. The motifs depicted are thus robbed of their “authenticity” (to quote Heidegger) and become a phenomenological examination of the things that surround us. The book pursues these examinations and supplements the astounding oeuvre by positing new aspects.
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ca. 272 pages
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Languages: Deutsch. Englisch, French
Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Zürich | Zurich; Templon, Paris, Brussel | Brussels, New York; Reflex, Amsterdam
Richard Leydier, Janna Oltmanns, Anne Waak, René Wirths
Andreas Koch, Berlin