Heit

2011

Abts, Tomma
A slow and rigorous production process is a distinguishing feature of Tomma Abts' work. Although she follows a fixed method in her painting, applying purely geometrical shapes to a standard 48 x 38 cm portrait format, in layer after layer of oil and acrylic paint, 'Heit' 2011 marks a departure in splitting the canvas in two, creating a vertiginous crevasse that adds further complexity to the spatial play of the painted composition. The individuality of each of her paintings, which all have rare first names as titles, can, instead, be attributed to a production process where each image is shaped by continual questioning, and by constant construction and deconstruction.
  • Artwork Details: 48 x 38cm
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  • Material description: acrylic and oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC1/2012

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