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"Christiane Baumgartner: New Work"
2008-12-13 until 2009-02-21
Spacex
Execter, , UK United Kingdom

Spacex is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by German artist Christiane Baumgartner. Baumgartner lives and works in Leipzig, a German city famous for printmaking. She is well known for her monumental monochrome woodcuts taken from her own film and video stills. The exhibition will comprise of a new body of work which includes Solaris I, Solaris III, Solaris IV, 2008, Deutscher Wald, 2007 and Final Cut, 2006. The images demonstrate Baumgartner's fascination with speed and the passage of time, a recurring theme throughout the work. This notion of 'time' is also embodied in her artistic process, which involves the lengthy and painstaking medium of woodcut.

The imagery portrayed is often referred to as banal and mundane, and focuses on the everyday world in motion. We are presented with cars on a motorway, aeroplanes on a runway and passages through forests. Central to her vision is the drawing together of various visual media, both old and new. Video, photography, computers, television and printing techniques are all used to convey her themes in an entirely original manner.

This exhibition has been organised with Johan Deumens Gallery, The Netherlands and in association with Alan Cristea Gallery, London.


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