16/07/2021 - 14/08/2021
Contemporary - Painting
Christof Mascher - Split Level
Josh Lilley presents 'Split Level', German painter Christof Mascher’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.
Mascher studied with Walter Dahn at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, as the dust settled on two decades of surging progress wrought by his professor among the Neue Wilde of the 1970s and 1980s.
Mascher navigates imagined landscapes and gives them flow and purpose. He carries some of the badness of his German ancestors, a desire to problematize and not be shy of making paintings that are fucked up, but he creates with an overall benevolence and a desire to find beauty in the comity of the natural and the built environment. The places he depicts belong to no space or time.
Post-history, says Mascher, casually, without any desire for that to be a grand thing.
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