April 23rd, 2010

Eberhard Havekost, White Cube

The German artist Eberhard currently has his third exhibition at White Cube. In particular, I enjoyed the hanging of the multi-canvas painting below called Flatscreen. The artist is interested in our perpetual state of visual tuning – assessing, reassessing, the effect of the colour and texture….an ongoing process of looking and interpreting.

The main body of work is a monumental 9-canvas series of a single tree. Havekost photographed the tree at night, illuminating it in a quick flash before changing perspective. The photographs where used as reference for this haunting series.
I also liked H20. Again the artist is playing with the idea of filters, this time it is the murky, eery green water that creates a peculiar freedom and beauty.

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