Patina Paintings

since

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 © Christoph Zwiener

Patina Painting 169 b, Atelier Amden, 2014
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
Ø 250 cm
Photo © Karin Sander

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 primed image carriers 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 absorption can continue infinitely or be interrupted at some point. Duration, the name of the location, and size determine the painting and provide its title.

Karin Sander, 2002
(Translation: Stephen Richards)

Presented in exhibitions

Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 2018