Alex-Tennigkeit » Cut-outs


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This cutout works are painted on wood or metal supports, either as isolated spacial implements or as wall hung objects. Placed in select environments, the encompassing site becomes the pictorial background, and the partially “fantastic” content is thus bent toward the local architecture.

Cutout image carriers come from a long tradition resulting in pop-cultural devotional objects such as the cinema cardboard stand-up. The figure, which is actually two-dimensional but imitates the third dimension may be included within low or popular culture.

With my cutout works, I refer both to baroque painting and trash culture – sometimes with the aim of creating a painted monument. My approach is rather to take trash seriously, to internalize it in a time-consuming painting process, and then to alter it in such a way as to extract a transgressive magic from it.