Christiane Baumgartner
German , born 1967
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Print Project Space,
Alan Cristea Gallery
Christiane Baumgartner: Liquid Light,
Alan Cristea Gallery
2016
Christiane Baumgartner | Licht-Bilder,
Galerie Christian Lethert

Baumgartner is best known for monumental woodcuts based on her own films and video stills, giving her work a sense of movement and temporality. Shooting her own videos, including occasionally filming her television screen, Baumgartner painstakingly renders stills onto wood, creating a moiré effect by gouging out a relief of the image between narrowly spaced horizontal lines. The huge airplanes in Transall (2002-2004) embody the tension in Baumgartner’s oeuvre between the speed implicit in her themes and the slow laboriousness of her medium.