Rainer Gross, ‘Otukan Twins’, 1999, Painting, Oil and pigments on canvas, Galerie Richard
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Rainer Gross

Otukan Twins, 1999

Oil and pigments on canvas
19 7/10 × 15 9/10 in
50 × 40.5 cm
.
€5,823
Location
Paris, New York
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Hand-signed by artist, on the back with title and date
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Contact Paintings
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Rainer Gross
Rainer Gross
German, b. 1951
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Rainer Gross’s paintings are never as simple as they may seem. For his series Impressions and Strokes (2014–2015) and Contact Paintings (2013–2014), Gross loads each surface with many layers of paint, which, in some cases, he then sandwiches with another surface and peels them apart to both add and remove pigment. The process creates the quality of a well-worn wall that has been repainted many times, and produces a negative twin of the original painting that Gross often displays as diptychs. Inspired by the birth of his first child in 1993, Gross moved past the figurative nature of his early work and focused on a more meditative, abstract aesthetic. His progression shows an artist exploring the essential nature of things.

Rainer Gross, ‘Otukan Twins’, 1999, Painting, Oil and pigments on canvas, Galerie Richard
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About the work
Provenance
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Condition
Perfect conditions
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, on the back with title and date
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Contact Paintings
Image rights
Rainer Gross
Rainer Gross
German, b. 1951
Follow

Rainer Gross’s paintings are never as simple as they may seem. For his series Impressions and Strokes (2014–2015) and Contact Paintings (2013–2014), Gross loads each surface with many layers of paint, which, in some cases, he then sandwiches with another surface and peels them apart to both add and remove pigment. The process creates the quality of a well-worn wall that has been repainted many times, and produces a negative twin of the original painting that Gross often displays as diptychs. Inspired by the birth of his first child in 1993, Gross moved past the figurative nature of his early work and focused on a more meditative, abstract aesthetic. His progression shows an artist exploring the essential nature of things.

Rainer Gross

Otukan Twins, 1999

Oil and pigments on canvas
19 7/10 × 15 9/10 in
50 × 40.5 cm
.
€5,823
Location
Paris, New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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