Acrylic, lacquer, spray paint, and PE film on canvas
185 x 130 cm | 72,8 x 51,2 inch
Offered by: FOLD Gallery | London, United Kingdom
6.200,00 € (+ VAT, Insurance & Shipping)
Michaela Zimmer’s paintings spring from spontaneous interactions. First, her body interacts with her tools in the almost-involuntary creative impulse of action painting, which she executes in spray paint, acrylics, permanent marker and lacquer. Then this action interacts with the canvas as her gestures create unexpected forms. Finally, a sheet of polyethylene film is placed over the canvas. In part arranged and in part self-arranging, its own material properties dictate the way it stretches and falls, and how it overlays and changes the colours and forms underneath.
160105 is one of Zimmer’s most inscrutable paintings, as opaque black PE is stretched tightly over the whole canvas. The image is therefore dominated by the ray-like ruches formed by the taut film.