09/01/2023 - 20/01/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Kirsten Glass - Night-Scented Stock
Presented in association with Karsten Schubert.
Kirsten Glass conjures images and gestures into layers of synchronicity. Circling between up to six paintings at a time, Glass allows the images to gradually come into their own, with their distinct shapes shifting through fields of colour.
‘Each painting is an adventure’, says Glass. And while their formation is dependent on distinct painterly processes, Glass leaves room for ideas to change along the way. Incorporating materials such as glitter and thread, sewn through the back of the canvas, the paintings often veer into abstraction, their surfaces allowing for multiple readings.
Certain patterns and images reappear throughout. On the use of stock images drawn from the internet, Glass describes their ‘generic picture-parts hiding their particularity, and at the same time becoming more alive or animated by their association with the rest of the painting’.
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