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2014 - 2013


A text about my work by Frank Campoi (Campoi Gallery, Munich):




Format des Bildes
  

2007 zieht sie nach Berlin und widmet sich der Malerei. Ihre abstrakten Gemälde verhalten sich auf den ersten Blick formal analytisch. Die mit Acrylfarbe gezogenen Linien durch-suchen und verlassen den Raum; der Betrachter erkennt zwar ein Muster, aber jeder Versuch hier ein System zu erkennen wird bereits im Ansatz wieder verwehrt. Nur auf diese Weise entsteht in der subjektiven Wahrnehmung der Eindruck, als könnten die abgebildeten Räume über das Format des Bildes hinauswachsen. Die Runde Form der Leinwand hebt in dieser Konsequenz die Begrenzung des Bild-Formats komplett auf. Eine visuell erfahrbare räumliche Erweiterung -die kein festhalten der Form mehr möglich macht- lässt den Betrachter die Suggestion einer unendlich erscheinenden Konstellation erkennen, die sich irgendwo zwischen Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion verhält. Diese Spannung ist es, die auch beim Betrachter eine Abstraktion herausfordert. 

Frank Campoi.





Pan, 130cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 




o. T., 30x30cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 




o. T., 25x25cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 




o. T., 40x40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 




o. T., 25x25cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 









Tommy, 20x20cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014








Soliflège, 80cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014
 




Brunette, 49x38cm, acrylic on canvas, 2014


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Tondi 2013:





About tondo





The lack of corners and angles of a tondo is creating a priori a relatively undetermined space throughout all the process. A constant imbalance that I have to set and to fix, to achieve, in order to get a picture.



Before their conventional metaphorical and metaphysical abilities (the Earth, the planets, the Space, the Great All), beyond their aesthetic and historical references (the Renaissance, for instance), these round surfaces interest me deeply because they radically remove the benchmarks off, they suppress the base on which the painter is used to work. The structure itself of the canvas (this vertical and horizontal weaving of the fabric) is also disoriented. This disruption of data is offering an exciting challenge: can I reach in such conditions the equilibrium point, this place where the time is stopped which is present, active, although invisible, in mostly the best paintings?



By acting on the canvas with brushes, I'm concerned firstly with the cohesion of stripes and unfocused spaces, that I call "veiled parts" (fogged). These particular spaces afford to the white to stay very active on the whole painting, and to take actively part in it. These whites play a major role in the perception of the entire work. You can see them alternately in the foreground and in the background. In both cases they are working precisely and deeply in conjunction with the stripes and lines. They are helping to settle the depth while holding the surface. 




o. T., 140cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 




o. T., 110x80cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013














o. T., 27,5x24cm, oil on canvas, 2013
 





o. T., 60x40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 





o. T., 130cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013






o. T., 45cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 




o. T., 45cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013


 
Tondi

J'ai commencé à travailler sur des tondi (toiles rondes). Tout d'abord un de 30cm de diamètre, puis de 130cm, enfin de 150cm. L'absence d'angle, rend le sens de la peinture indéterminé tout au long du processus de travail. Je me préoccupe seulement de la cohésion des bandes et des passages que j'appelle "voilés". Ces espaces  "voilés" "flouté", permettent au blanc de la toile de rester très actif. Ces blancs jouent un rôle majeur dans l'appréhension de la surface: on peut les voir tout à tour au premier plan ou bien en arrière plan. Dans les deux cas, travaillant conjointement avec les lignes, ils aident à installer une profondeur tout en maintenant le plan.

I started working on tondi (round canvases) in 2013. First a little one,  30cm diameter, then a 130cm, at last a 150 cm. The lack of corners and angles makes the position of the work in space relatively undetermined throughout all the process, but I'm concerned firstly with the cohesion of stripes and unfocused spaces that I call "veiled parts" (fogged). These particular spaces afford to the white to stay very active on the whole painting, to take actively part in it. These whites play a major role in the perception of the entire work. You can see them alternately in the foreground and in the background. In both cases, they are working precisely and deeply in conjunction with the stripes, lines, they are helping to settle the depth while holding the surface.




o. T., 150cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




o. T., 60x40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 





o. T., 40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013






o. T., 45cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




o. T., 45cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013





o. T., 130cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013





o. T., 55cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




 O.t., Acryl auf Leinwand, Durchmesser 130cm, 2013




O.t., Acryl auf Leinwand, Durchmesser 60x40cm, 2013




 O.t., Acryl auf Leinwand, Durchmesser 130cm, 2013





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a view back:


 Juni 2013: Berlin Art Prize, group exhibition


 The "Berlin Art Prize" is a new independant prize for contemporary art in Berlin. It is organised by Alicia Reuter, Ulrich Wulff, Sophie Jung and Zoë Claire Miller. 31 artists were nominated. I was one of them. Some pictures about the exhibition:





o. T., 80x60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2012


  

October 2013: Lux, group exhibition in Luxemburg (Mazzocca Contemporary Gallery)
Paintings 2009:


 Barke, 2010



 November 2013: An-Sammlung Campoi, a group show curated by Franck Campoi in Pilot Projekt, Düsseldorf:
                            





 December 2013: Interferenz, group exhibition in Warsaw. Cutting paintings series Kokok, 2013:




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June 2013:



o. T., 100x70cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




o. T., 140x90cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 




o. T., 100x70cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013
 
 


o. T., 140x90cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013



o. T., 140x90cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013





o. T., 140x90cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




o.T., (series cutting paintings), 50x40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013




o.T., (series cutting paintings), 50x40cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

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