Monday, 16 November 2020

Maaike Kramer / Shusaku Arakawa

 


Shusaku Arakawa

The Enigmas of Correspond

1965                 

mixed media on paper

92,5 × 62,5 cm




Shusaku Arakawa

That In Which No. 2

1974–1975

acrylic, graphite, and marker on canvas

165,1 x 259,1 cm





Shusaku Arakawa

NO! Says the Volume

1978

acrylic, pencil on canvas

190,5 x 312,5 cm

 


 

Through associations and observations, Shusaku Arakawa creates paintings that present as schematic, mathematical examinations. He captures fiction in factual design. His work challenges our desire to accept what we see as ‘truth’ and pushes us to doubt. I try to bring out this tension between fact and fiction in my work as well.

Arakawa’s work presents as a puzzle in which answers lie. The desire to explore and solve that his work brings to the fore (and the impossibility to find the promised answers, which creates space for interpretation) is, to me, the essence of his work. 


'What I want to paint is the condition that precedes the moment in which the imagination goes to work and produces mental representations.' —Arakawa

 

Maaike Kramer, 2020




Maaike Kramer

Fold here

2020

photography and pencil on concrete

39,5 x 29 x 2,5 cm 






Maaike Kramer

Either/Neither (bewust)

2019

pencil, pastel and charcoal drawing on wood and concrete

244 x 61 x 5,5 cm






Maaike Kramer (NL)

Loop

2019

pencil, pastel and charcoal drawing and pigment in concrete

230 x 36 x 10 cm

www.maaikekramer.nl

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