October 29 – December 4, 2021
Christiane Baumgartner; Wish you were here
Cristea Roberts Gallery
43 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG, UK
Preview Day: 4:30 – 7:30pm Thursday 28 October
We are delighted to open an exhibition featuring a major new body of work by Christiane Baumgartner (b. 1967), concerned with the movement and the play of light across the horizons of land and sea.
The centrepiece of the exhibition, unveiled for the first time in the UK, is the largest and most ambitious work ever made by Baumgartner; sequential views of a cascading waterfall, measuring over nine metres in width. Baumgartner, who combines contemporary technology in the form of digital video and photography alongside time-honoured printing techniques to create monumental woodcuts, will also display her first depictions of a sunrise, and a new series of ‘reverse drawings’ featuring abstract configurations of colour.
The exhibition title originates from a new monumental print by the artist entitled Wish you were here, 2020, that in turn derives from Baumgartner’s affection for the Baltic coast of Germany, a place where she camped every summer when she was growing up. Wish you were here and related print Weststrand, 2021, which both depict the local skyline, stem from a result of Baumgartner’s still frequent visits to the coastline, areas of which have more hours of sunlight than any other location in Germany.
If you would like to receive advance information about the works in the exhibition please contact the gallery via [email protected].