Vase with Karl Marx (USSR 1953) - red, 2016, oil on canvas, 95 x 75 cm, 37 3/8 x 29 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist and galerie Templon
Vase with Karl Marx (USSR 1953) - red, 2016, oil on canvas, 95 x 75 cm, 37 3/8 x 29 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist and galerie Templon 

Ulrich Lamfuss - Cappuccetto Rosso

11/01/2018 - 24/02/2018

Templon Bruxelles 
13A VEYDTSTRAAT 
 
1060 Brussels

www.templon.com   

 
Appropriation artist Ulrich Lamsfuss is showing his work in Brussels for the first time, at Galerie Templon. A contemporary ‘image junkie’, Lamsfuss’ approach is based on deconstruction through reproduction and repetition, his painting bringing a halt to the relentless, headlong flood of images that marks our era. The artist feels he is moving in the ruins of modernism, with a strong consciousness of the ´horror vacui’ and the power of the 'pictural turn’.  Ulrich Lamsfuss works using photographs from a myriad range of sources, including the press, internet, technical publications and art history, which he painstakinglay reproduces in oils. He places all these representations on a stage to reinforce visibility: by subjecting them to mindless repetition he amplifies and decontextualizes them, opening the door to new interpretations. Obsessed by precision, he  spends several months on each painting, moving deliberately slowly in a time of acceleration and attention deficit disorder. His works are destabilising, cultivating confusion between reality and representation, original and copy, photograph and painting, truth and fake. The situation is sharpened to a point where the process of showing and seeing gets dubious.