March 3, 2021 – March 16, 2021
Christiane Baumgartner: My First Sunrise
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Cristea Roberts Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of a new woodcut edition entitled Totes Meer, 2020, by Christiane Baumgartner.
Born in Leipzig in 1967, the artist is best known for the monumental woodcuts she makes based on her own films, photographs and video stills. Due to the recent lockdown in Germany she has been unable to access the large sheets of wood she needs to make her vast prints but, undeterred, has continued to work with her own supply of smaller plates. Baumgartner has always been concerned with the evocation of movement and the play of light and this new woodcut conjures up the dazzling effect of a sunrise in the Middle East
Totes Meer is based on a photograph taken by the artist many years ago on a visit to Israel and the West Bank. The view is of a sunrise over the Dead Sea (Totes Meer). In the last few years, Baumgartner has made several sunsets, but this is her first sunrise. She notes, ‘because the Dead Sea is so salty, it has a totally different feeling than all my other pieces of the Baltic sea and the Atlantic Ocean.’
The edition of 14 has been printed by hand in black and turquoise blue by the artist in her studio in Leipzig and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to receive prices or require any further information.
Baumgartner’s fifth solo exhibition with Cristea Roberts Gallery will open later in 2021.