29/10/2021 - 04/12/2021
New Work - Digital & Print
Christiane Baumgartner - Wish you were here
The centrepiece of the exhibition, unveiled for the first time in the UK, is the largest and most ambitious work ever made by Baumgartner; sequential views of a cascading waterfall, measuring over nine metres in width. Baumgartner, who combines contemporary technology in the form of digital video and photography alongside time-honoured printing techniques to create monumental woodcuts, will also display her first depictions of a sunrise, and a new series of ‘reverse drawings’ featuring abstract configurations of colour.
The exhibition title originates from a new monumental print by the artist entitled Wish you were here, 2020, that in turn derives from Baumgartner’s affection for the Baltic coast of Germany, a place where she camped every summer when she was growing up. Wish you were here and related print Weststrand, 2021, which both depict the local skyline, stem from a result of Baumgartner’s still frequent visits to the coastline, areas of which have more hours of sunlight than any other location in Germany.
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