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Gert & Uwe Tobias
B. 1973 & B. 1973
UNTITLED
acrylic, crayon and woodcut on paper
200 by 165cm.; 78 3/4 by 65in.
Executed in 2005, this work is number 2 from the edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof.
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來源

Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Private Collection, Spain
Sale: Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art, 11 February 2010, Lot 281
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

展覽

Saatchi Gallery, London, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany,  2011-2, p. 140, illustrated in colour

相關資料

Gert & Uwe Tobias, whose current exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery has received critical acclaim, re-invent traditional techniques and styles in a wholly twenty-first century manner to create works of curious beauty. Born in Romania, the two brothers are influenced by the fairy-tales of their native land, often utilising the darker elements of these tales as inspiration for their distinctive oeuvre. Untitled is a wonderful example of Gert & Uwe Tobias’ unique artistic style, created using the antique technique of the woodcut yet with a distinctly contemporary twist. A churning kaleidoscope of colours dominates the composition, with the suggestion of a face at its centre, whilst a vase of flowers perches resolutely on a table at the forefront of the configuration: the result is an intriguing fusion of portraiture and still life as the petals appear to become analogous to the vertebrae of a spine and vice versa. Through the exquisite craftsmanship that gives rise to the fantastical subject of Untitled, Gert & Uwe Tobias have created a work of rare and compelling power.

當代藝術日拍

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