The Patina Paintings, called Gebrauchsbilder in German [the term implies both that the canvases are consumer objects and that they fulfil a need] are created in the locations where they are hung. The ready-made, white primed canvases are taken, without prior manipulation, to a selected location and remain exposed there for a period of time to be determined. They absorb and reproduce the specific patina of this location. This process of asorption can continue infinitely or be interrupted at some point. Duration, the name of the location, and size determine the painting and provide its title.
Text: Karin Sander
Presented in exhibitionsMuseum Weserberg, 2011
Galerie Hussenot, Paris, 2019
Gallery Friedrich Petzel, New York, 2010