Gabriel Vormstein
German, born 1974
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Casey Kaplan at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017,
Casey Kaplan
2014
Never Look Back When Leaving,
Casey Kaplan
2008
Menschen und Orte,
Kunstverein Konstanz

Using newspaper and other transient, organic, and “poor” materials, Gabriel Vormstein is best known for his portraits on primed newspaper of women appropriated from artworks by Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Using the mechanical text of the financial pages as a ‘canvas’, Vormstein highlights both the age and the ephemerality of these female figures—painted in bright watercolor, their unpainted skin blending into the printed background—while capturing fleeting histories in the background text and images. The materials Vormstein uses in his sculptures—abstract constructions of twigs, tape, and edibles such as nuts and peppers—possess a similarly humble yet evocative quality.

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