Simon Linke: Untitled (Portraits)
Karsten Schubert is pleased to present Simon Linke's first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Linke’s newest series of paintings continues his exploration of the ever powerful art journal Artforum, yet marks a clear and major departure in his style. Working from photographs of a wide range of artists – including Marina Abramovic, Albert Giacometti and Claude Monet – taken from the magazine, Linke first replicates the image in pencil, then covers the drawing in a colour wash of oil paint. These elegant paintings stand in stark contrast to his well-known thick impasto paintings of advertisments from Artforum.