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Posted on June 30, 2016
Installation view, Galerie Bernard Ceysson Wandhaff
tests the possibilities and potential limitations of painting in his congruent body of work. Unlike pure or radical abstraction, this inquiry considers both surface and support on equal terms. Manipulating and building his own supports, as he has done since 2000, Quetsch produces works that resist a purely superficial contemplation and test the eye and intellect of the beholder. The principle of fragmentation – of the canvas and sometimes also the fields of colour – creates a subtle play of surface and space in works poised between painting and sculpture. ..."