Kaufmann’s work is at the heart of conceptual painting. By disrupting formal compositional aesthetics, Marco invites the viewer to experience unexpected ways of seeing.
Marco Kaufmann was taught at the Weissensee Academy in Berlin. Central to understanding his body of work is recognising its emphasis on the act of painting. The Artist uses the medium of paint to build a reality rather than to represent. Layer upon layer floating onto the surface until an unpremeditated form emerges from the canvas.
Marco Kaufmann lays down compositions that disturb the viewer’s comfortable gaze. He challenges our way of seeing by offering a true glimpse into the artistic thought process: Bravely submitting himself to the vulnerable, troubled stages of becoming, to ultimately reveal an entrancing excitement of the sublime.
For this exhibition, Marco has produced a series of eight works. These works are his first set of paintings since setting up his studio in London. The Artist’s changed circumstance reveals a strong manifestation of colour with his palette in close relation to his environment.
Images: Installation views of ‘New Paintings’ Courtesy of the Artist and Hester Chan Fine Arts, London.