Sensual surfaces, erotic compositions, immaculate beauty, yet distorted time and time again through a startling, cold weft—the latest paintings by Vivian Greven (1985 in Bonn) seduce the viewers with their peculiar tension which arises between poles like perfection and the uncanny, tradition and avant-garde. Greven’s figures are brought to life sculptures in pictures. Their smooth skin is reminiscent of marble and porcelain. Sometimes provocatively glossy, sometimes mysteriously matt—her figurative paintings mirror the desire for a perfect aesthetic and a soulful corporeality in a digital age.
For the very first institutional exhibition of the artist, this richly illustrated catalog is published. It contains a preface by Amely Deiss, essays by Helga Krutzler and Timotheus Vermeulen as well as a new short story by Jackie Thomae.
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- Amely Deiss, Helga Krutzler, Kunstpalais, Stadt Erlangen
- Amely Deiss, Helga Krutzler, Jackie Thomae, Timotheus Vermeulen
- Hardcover, 128 pages, 24 × 29 cm, english/german, numerous color illustrations and detailed photographs
- 28.00 €
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