Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer + Schindler

Lovell Beach House, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2010

Silkscreen on glass, 293 x 402 cm
The eye looks out through the picture window of the Lovell family’s beach house: sand, a basketball court, the sea. The parapet of a gallery continuing outside protrudes into the right-hand third of the window, as if penetrating the glass.
In the foreground the bourgeois interior, in the middle ground the windowpane, in the background sand and sea. A closer look reveals people sitting under sunshades, a couple rolling out a beach mat, sailboats, a wooden lifeguard tower, a beach tent.
The horizon line is blurred in the hazy afternoon light. It is unclear where the sea becomes the sky. The atmosphere and subject matter of the work recall Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte, by the French painter Georges Seurat.
The silkscreen grid of tiny dots burned into the glass is a further reference to Seurat’s pointillism.

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