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Christian Frosch
... when robots paint ... VC - paint research - May 18 until June 22, 2024

 

The gallery is closed Saturday, 1.6.

After several years of preparation, the time has come again. Christian Frosch has developed a new group of works in his laboratory-studio. The exhibition is dedicated to these new works, complemented by a selection of earlier results of his painting research.

Previously, Frosch's painting research involved coloured ice cubes melting on paper, sponges flying in the studio and watercolour paint leaving traces of drying on paper. The works created were the result of the artist's precise working instructions. For the new group of works VC, Frosch uses a machine as an assistant for the first time, a standard household hoover robot, a Vacuum Cleaner, from which the name of the series VC is derived.

"The water tank of a hoover robot is filled with drawing ink and placed on a sheet of paper that is surrounded by strips. The robot is started and put into operation for a predetermined time."

Frosch selects the materials and determines the framework conditions. The picture itself is painted autonomously by the machine. What exactly it looks like remains unpredictable, even for the artist, until the predetermined time has elapsed. The sheets produced in this way are astonishingly reminiscent of works of art informel. The areas of colour created with bright blue or green inks have a sometimes mysterious depth.

Frosch was born near Munich in 1968 and lives and works in Munich and Greifswald. He holds the Chair of Painting, Drawing, Space and Interdisciplinary Strategies at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute at the University of Greifswald. His works are part of public and private collections. In 2023, his works were on display at the Bröhan Museum in Berlin.

 
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