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Christoph Steinmeyer, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, 2011, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Christoph Steinmeyer, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, 2011, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
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Saturday Night Fever, 2011

Oil on canvas
66 9/10 × 51 1/5 in
170 × 130 cm
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London, London , Miami
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Christoph Steinmeyer
German, b. 1967
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The fantastical paintings of Christoph Steinmeyer form their own genre, incorporating a mix of Romantic European tradition, portraiture, and Surrealism. Steinmeyer begins his process with a historical painting, enacts digital manipulations upon it—removing heads or physically distorting the composition—and then paints it anew. Despite multiple transformations, the works retain much of their original essence and a recognizable structure. “If it was just the transformation from analog to digital, you wouldn’t be able to sense this transformation,” he says. “One can see and feel the original sources coming from historical backgrounds. It’s an evolution […].” Steinmeyer’s transformations might include the subject of a Titian portrait rendered headless in deep swirls, or Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s famous Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) translated into semi-abstract waves of color.

Christoph Steinmeyer, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, 2011, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Christoph Steinmeyer, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, 2011, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
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Christoph Steinmeyer
German, b. 1967
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The fantastical paintings of Christoph Steinmeyer form their own genre, incorporating a mix of Romantic European tradition, portraiture, and Surrealism. Steinmeyer begins his process with a historical painting, enacts digital manipulations upon it—removing heads or physically distorting the composition—and then paints it anew. Despite multiple transformations, the works retain much of their original essence and a recognizable structure. “If it was just the transformation from analog to digital, you wouldn’t be able to sense this transformation,” he says. “One can see and feel the original sources coming from historical backgrounds. It’s an evolution […].” Steinmeyer’s transformations might include the subject of a Titian portrait rendered headless in deep swirls, or Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s famous Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) translated into semi-abstract waves of color.

Saturday Night Fever, 2011

Oil on canvas
66 9/10 × 51 1/5 in
170 × 130 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London, London , Miami
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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