Friday, September 28, 2012

Transcendental Angles

Beautiful untitled painting at MOMA by Bernd Ribbeck. Ribbeck is a contemporary German painter who likes to draw on the spirituality of architecture. This excerpt from one of his press releases explains it well, "Ribbeck expresses interest in the way religious icons function, with no gap between what is represented and the image as an object: during prayer they can perform the same role as the depicted deity itself. The small scale of Ribbeck's paintings and works on paper function in a comparable way: inviting the viewer to experience them intimately, reading their pictorial forms whilst leading the gaze into a transcendental realm." 

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