painting / dynamic / Suchlauf

Suchlauf (I)

1997

oil on nettle
155 x 200 cm

In the Suchlauf series (1997‒2005), the principle of dropouts in analog video was carried over to painting. The process of building up the layers of paint, which can be traced through the strips that drop out, progresses from image to image. Instead of the white noise of a videotape’s magnetic layer, in the “interference” strips of the oil paintings, the viewer first sees the painting support itself, muslin, then the white acrylic primer, oil primer, and ultimately the wall.

Suchlauf (III)

Detail

Suchlauf (III)

1998

oil on nettle
155 x 200 cm

Suchlauf (II)

1997

oil on nettle
155 x 200 cm

Suchlauf (VI)

1997

oil on nettle on wood 
155 x 200 cm

Suchlauf (VII)

2005

oil on nettle
150 x 207 cm