Showing posts from March, 2016

Waldermar Zimbelmann "My Hands Have Vanished" at China Art Objects, Los Angeles, California

Throughout the history of Modern and Contemporary Art, there has always been a tension between the figurative and the abstract. The abstracted figure mixes with the recognizable, and the figure is present in the abstract. In Waldemar Zimbelmann's latest show at China Art Object titled "My Hands Have Vanished," explores these tensions and presents the viewer with a challenge to search for the recognizable.

When looking at each painting, one first notices the texture and image that fluctuates between the line and form. Faces seem to appear and disappear on the canvas. Images layer upon each other dissolve the image so that forms are recognizable, but are abstracted so that they are both recognizable and not recognizable.

Once the forms become recognizable, figures begin to appear. Faces of children and babies form on the canvas. Intimate moments become apparent. Zimbelmann's figures resemble the figurative works of Diebenkorn's figurative works from the 1950's.…

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016


Hans Richter: Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927)