Claudia Comte, ‘Fluide Glacial, Stripes B (Cocktail paintings)’, 2014, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2015

This wall painting was an integral part of Claudia Comte’s acclaimed solo exhibition at Gladstone Gallery, “NO MELON NO LEMON” (2015), in which she showcased several iterations of this piece along with her amorphous, wooden sculptures. Using the mathematical system that determined the modularity of the canvases and the stripes within them, Comte expanded and exploded these proportions to encompass the gallery space, creating an immersive experience for the visitor. In addition to several shows at Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Comte has exhibited extensively across North America and Europe.

Dimensions: 8 canvases, 7 7/8 x 98 1⁄2 inches (20 x 250 cm) each, 118 x 98 1⁄2 inches (299.7 x 250.2 cm) overall installed

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, Brussels and New York

About Claudia Comte

Claudia Comte is best known for her site-specific installations, featuring wooden sculptural forms set against graphic, abstract wall paintings. Comte creates a unique, rule-based measurement system for each new body of work so that every piece relates to a particular scale. Despite such regimented schemes, Comte’s pieces are imbued with a sense of playfulness, humor and irreverence, puncturing the solemn atmosphere connected with minimalism.

Swiss, b. 1983, Grancy, Switzerland, based in Berlin, Germany