Patina Paintings, Haus am Waldsee, 2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
Various dimensions
Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Patina Paintings 187, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2017-2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
300 x 500 cm
Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Patina Painting 189 a, Atop the club house, Kolonie Morgentau, Berlin-Britz, 2018
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
ø 95 cm
Photo © Christof Zwiener

Patina Painting 195, Storm, July 2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
40 x 50 cm
Photo © Stiefkind Fotografie

Patina Paintings, Haus am Waldsee, 2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
Various dimensions
Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Patina Paintings 187, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2017-2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
300 x 500 cm
Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Patina Painting 189 a, Atop the club house, Kolonie Morgentau, Berlin-Britz, 2018
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
ø 95 cm
Photo © Christof Zwiener

Patina Painting 195, Storm, July 2019
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
40 x 50 cm
Photo © Stiefkind Fotografie

Patina Paintings

2002-2020

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 exhibitions

Museum Weserberg, 2011
Galerie Hussenot, Paris, 2019
Gallery Friedrich Petzel, New York, 2010