Simon Lee Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of Heimo Zobernig's new paintings in London. The exhibition will be our third with the artist to date, and follows his radical intervention in the architecture of the Austrian Pavilion for this year’s Venice Biennale.
This new body of work extends Zobernig's investigation into painting's ability to hold and convey meaning. Some works echo the linguistic grid composition of his REAL/EGAL series, but both surface and text are fractured, built up of shimmering tesserae. As letters and words come into and out of focus, readings are at once suggested and frustrated. Paint - and composition - alone remains.