Dirk Staschke, ‘Fold’, 2016, Winston Wächter Fine Art

In this recent wall mounted “painting” Staschke has created imagery deteriorating before you. The composition appears as if it is sliding off the panel, leaving just the impression of what was once painstakingly painted to capture a moment in time. Staschke again plays with what we think we know, by using carefully layered glazes intended to create artificial instability. What seems to be a failing of the medium is in fact an extremely involved process, highly difficult to execute. Every element of the artwork has been sculpted and painted, asking us to question the validity of those mediums and how they have been valued throughout time.

His work has been included in the collections at The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, The International Museum of Ceramic Art, The Portland Art museum, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, among others.

About Dirk Staschke