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For a viewer faced with a painted wall, the outermost surface of Maria Taniguchi’s untitled paintings appears almost depthless: thousands of assiduously painted bricks are sealed flat by its medium, combined to form an immense presence whose weight is merely canvas. To be confronted by a painting mimicking a wall—or a wall mimicking a painting—might seem facetious, if not for the work’s clear invitation to look over the immediate and into Taniguchi’s practice as it stands in its entirety. Concerned with the agency of painting as a conceptual apparatus in a constellation of work that includes video installation and sculpture, for the artist, the brick paintings might be seen as a device encapsulating, in code, a synopsis of thinking, a nervous system of sorts.

image: Untitled (detail)

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For a viewer faced with a painted wall, the outermost surface of Maria Taniguchi’s untitled paintings appears almost depthless: thousands of assiduously painted bricks are sealed flat by its medium, combined to form an immense presence whose weight is merely canvas. To be confronted by a painting mimicking a wall—or a wall mimicking a painting—might seem facetious, if not for the work’s clear invitation to look over the immediate and into Taniguchi’s practice as it stands in its entirety. Concerned with the agency of painting as a conceptual apparatus in a constellation of work that includes video installation and sculpture, for the artist, the brick paintings might be seen as a device encapsulating, in code, a synopsis of thinking, a nervous system of sorts.

image: Untitled (detail)

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Troels Carlsen s Paintings Within Paintings
Troels Carlsen’s visual language is diverse and poetic. Often incorporating interactions with vintage anatomical charts, maps and antique book pages, his work contains continuous visual and conceptual shifts between the biologically charted and the human consciousness. Rather than fostering contradiction, these works beg a curious question, which simultaneously challenges the notion of a given and complete truth whilst hinting that reality could be hiding somewhere behind the apparent foreground. Art historical movements, such as romanticism and symbolism, are paramount inspirational references within Carlsen’s work, juxtaposing the primacy of man with a scientific rationalization of nature. asylum-art:

Troels Carlsen s Paintings Within Paintings
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Troels Carlsen s Paintings Within Paintings
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Troels Carlsen s Paintings Within Paintings

Troels Carlsen’s visual language is diverse and poetic. Often incorporating interactions with vintage anatomical charts, maps and antique book pages, his work contains continuous visual and conceptual shifts between the biologically charted and the human consciousness. Rather than fostering contradiction, these works beg a curious question, which simultaneously challenges the notion of a given and complete truth whilst hinting that reality could be hiding somewhere behind the apparent foreground. Art historical movements, such as romanticism and symbolism, are paramount inspirational references within Carlsen’s work, juxtaposing the primacy of man with a scientific rationalization of nature.