Rudolf Stingel, ‘Untitled’, 1998, Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "Stingel '98" on the reverse

Galerie Kargl, Merano
Philip Konzett Galerie, Vienna
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2006

About Rudolf Stingel

Since the 1980s, Rudolf Stingel has been interrogating his chosen medium, asking what is a painting, who makes them, and how are they made, in his own paintings, installations, and conceptual projects. Turning notions of authenticity, hierarchy, meaning, and context on their head, Stingel courts audience participation and uses unlikely materials in his work. He is known for covering exhibition spaces with carpeting (most recently the Palazzo Grassi in Venice), and with panels overlaid with malleable silver sheets, and inviting viewers to mark them as they please, likening the result to allover paintings, freed from the confines of the canvas, expected materials, and the hand of the artist himself. Stingel also produces more traditional-seeming oil-on-canvas compositions. Ranging from blurred to photorealistic, they position painting as an unreliable repository of memory, inevitably mediated by time and by the artist’s subjectivity.

Italian, b. 1956, Merano, Italy, based in New York, New York; Merano, Italy

Solo Shows

2015
2015
Central, Hong Kong,

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Omer Tiroche Gallery at Art Miami 2017
2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017
2016
Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art at Art Miami 2016
2013
Craig F. Starr Gallery at The Armory Show 2013