I dug further and I’m kinda obsessed. He used to do more referential stuff with obvious pointer clues to Mondrian etc. In recent years he has taken a more layered, minimalist turn, placing non-self-aware figures in stark, apocalyptic architectural settings.
He investigates the modern person’s bizarre relationship with nature, how we naively “tamed” its ferocity (i.e., golf courses, parks). You can download an amazing interview/article with him here by clicking on the “A Stage” catalogue. It shows the gamut of his work and painting processes.
So I went on a crash course of German artist, Tim Eitel’s work after spotting his oil painting Boot, 2004 in a magazine. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the enigmatic image of a couple rowing through an interior space, the mystery of the narrative just sort of slaps you in the face and then draws you in closer.
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival