Matthias Weischer
Walter Grasskamp, 2014

Publisher: GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL).

ISBN: 9783864420672

Dimensions: 25 x 22 cm | 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 in

Pages: 94

This book features new pulp paintings by Matthias Weischer, one of the most talented members of the New Leipzig School of German painters. He creates pastose oil paintings using cotton-fiber papier-mâché, the dominant material for large, semi-ornamental scenes of parks and gardens or interiors. The manual and visual experiments with colored paper pulp came as no surprise in the work of an artist who has always been keen of exploring handcrafts and techniques, giving him a very special profile in the younger generation of German painters who started their careers after the nation s reunion, writes critic Walter Grasskamp in his brilliant essay Pulp Fiction. Weischer s new works are a mix of the artificial landscape and staged interiors by letting the outside in, he has opened up painting once again.

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