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LOTTE GERTZ – ‘NEW WORK’

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8 June – 4 August 2012 Gertz’s latest series of paintings and prints were made in a studio that occupied the same space as her general living-area and are full of the sense of immediacy that results from an artist’s direct response to ‘close-at-hand’ materials and objects. Gertz’s sources include those items she ‘stumbles-upon’ again and again in the intimate chaos that surrounds her as she works: a space where ‘living’ encroaches upon ‘making’, where  discarded playthings (a stuffed panda-toy or a wooden Pinocchio-figure) might be found side-by-side with DIY tools, painting and printmaking materials, half-eaten slices of fruit or cheese, still-to-be-drunk cups of tea, and photographs of famous artworks from books and magazines. A sense of the lowly – perhaps even the vaguely sordid – is embodied in the physical construction of the works themselves which include several paintings on muslin.  The latter is itself a simultaneous nod to functionality and preciousness: the life-blood of BBC costume dramas, the fabric – in its pale refinement – seems to await a scatological sort of contamination.  When stretched and sized, it becomes a kind of ‘canvas’, and the marks added to its surface in rapid layers and impressions capture, in their […]
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Publication Launch

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I am delighted to announce the launch of my publication. LOTTE GERTZ by Lotte Gertz
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