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Tomma Abts

Untitled (Gap), 2015

Color aquatint with spit bite aquatint and hard ground etching
29 1/2 × 22 3/4 in
74.9 × 57.8 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
Location
San Francisco
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Crown Point Press
San Francisco

Sheet: 29 ¼ x 22 ¾”
Image: 22 ¾ x 16 ¾”

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Crown Point Press
Tomma Abts
German, b. 1967
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Winner of the 2006 Turner Prize, painter Tomma Abts makes small-scale, hard-edged abstractions that are the result of a rigorous working method. Using no source material, Abts builds the surfaces slowly, defining line and shape on overlapping layers. While the images often seem on the verge of representation, through Abts’s use of flattened perspective and color combinations, they always veer toward abstraction. Each painting is measured to exactly the same dimensions, and her titles, such as Isko (2008) and Teite (2008), are drawn from a German dictionary of first names, emphasizing each painting’s individuality and imparting a deeper sense of history and narrative to the canvases.

Tomma Abts, ‘Untitled (Gap)’, 2015, Crown Point Press
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About the work
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Crown Point Press
San Francisco

Sheet: 29 ¼ x 22 ¾”
Image: 22 ¾ x 16 ¾”

Medium
Print
Publisher
Crown Point Press
Tomma Abts
German, b. 1967
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Winner of the 2006 Turner Prize, painter Tomma Abts makes small-scale, hard-edged abstractions that are the result of a rigorous working method. Using no source material, Abts builds the surfaces slowly, defining line and shape on overlapping layers. While the images often seem on the verge of representation, through Abts’s use of flattened perspective and color combinations, they always veer toward abstraction. Each painting is measured to exactly the same dimensions, and her titles, such as Isko (2008) and Teite (2008), are drawn from a German dictionary of first names, emphasizing each painting’s individuality and imparting a deeper sense of history and narrative to the canvases.

Tomma Abts

Untitled (Gap), 2015

Color aquatint with spit bite aquatint and hard ground etching
29 1/2 × 22 3/4 in
74.9 × 57.8 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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