09/06/2022 - 02/07/2022
New Work - Painting
Ina Gerkin - Poppies in Orbit
Produced for this exhibition, Gerken’s new paintings continue her investigation into the possibilities of abstraction. This show follows Gerken’s recent solo institutional exhibition Circling at Kjubh Kunstverein, 2022.
Gerken’s vibrant and energetic paintings arise from an intuitive and reactionary process. Paintings such as Throw a line (2022) are the result of an intensely personal encounter between the artist and her medium. With no pre-mediated process of drawing or sketching, Gerken works intensely with acrylic paint on canvas to form balanced and harmonious yet vigorous and unpredictable compositions.
"While painting I often internally experience what seem to be certain plans for how a painting should be,’ she recently explained. ‘But whatever control I think I have is always an illusion. The paintings are autonomous and follow their own logic – if I just let them." - Ina Gerkin