glanz, kartographiert

glanz, kartographiert

In Myriam Holme’s (*1971) new works, loose, gestural brushstrokes enter into dialogue with shimmering gold, silver and copper surfaces of composition metals. Bold spray can drawings stand next to coloured paper scraps, pieces of tape and variously applied watercolours. Colour pigments, soap, varnish, stain react with cool-looking alu surfaces, plastic foils or cast picture supports made of plaster - the diversity of materials in is reminiscent of alchemists' kitchens or universal geniuses.
Myriam Holme’s works are united by a special use of materials, which often encompasses a particular temporality.
At the same time, her handling of materialities is extremely diverse: bent, painted, glued, pressed through, rubbed, gilded and sometimes treated with chemicals, overlaid with soap or sprinkled with salt crystals - Myriam Holme's concept of painting is currently moving more decidedly in an expanded space than probably ever before. Thus, all the new series of works in her solo exhibition "glanz, kartographiert" are borne by a special mood of departure within Myriam Holme’s previous oeuvre. She skilfully combines different strands of her artistic language and in this way, creates entirely new series of works that fascinate both through their compaction and their simultaneous lightness. She maps out basic questions of her artistic exploration of pictorial space, surrounding space, material and motifs in essential reflection and thereby finds new aesthetic formations that bundle her previous artistic settings as if in a ray of light. One of the facets that shines brightly here is the gloss that gives her title, which breaks through in her works in varying ways - sometimes silvering large areas, sometimes in extremely fine gold speckles and sometimes in geometric copper strokes. Surface and form, the intrinsic law of the material and the painterly gesture characterise her works alternately, always in a precisely balanced equilibrium. Holme's most recent works contain mostly used materials, such as printing plates or plastic foils, whose previous traces of use she partly incorporates into her pictorial inventions. In her new wall-sized work "glanz, kartographiert" (2021), she uses socalled “Gelbe Säcke”, which are used every day to separate recyclable plastics, metals and composites, as image carriers. On the plastic bags of the recycling cycle, she applies silver leafs and places loose painterly traces over them with pink spray paint. A play with >High< and >Low< characterises the tension potential of Holme’s works. The silvering of rubbish collection bags is as humorous as it is ecologically and politically legible and, especially in combination with spray paint - which in turn is reminiscent of graffiti or protest gestures - opens up a wide range of possible associations in terms of both content and formal depth.
Myriam Holme, glanz, kartographiert
Myriam Holme glanz, kartographiert, 2021 Aluminium, plastic foil, metal, spraypaint, lacquer dimensions variable | dimensions variable Unique Price on request
Myriam Holme, glanz, kartographiert
Myriam Holme works in different materials and media
Left: kartographierte stille, 2021 paper, metal, water colour, acrylic, lacquer 180 x 127 cm | 70 3/4 x 50 in Unique MH/P 50 Right: feuerumsonnte, 2021 Aluminium, metal, lacquer, Stain, ink 88 x 88 x 15 cm | 34 2/3 x 34 2/3 x 6 in Unique MH/M 91
Installation view, Myriam Holme at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Myriam Holme works on Aluminium
Left: Myriam Holme Rancoo, 2021 Aluminium, metal, ink, lacquer 255 x 130 x 150 cm | 100 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 59 in Unique MH/I 2 Right: Myriam Holme tagende wagnisse, 2021 Aluminium, lacquer, plastic, pigment, color, tape 207 x 141 cm | 81 1/2 x 55 1/2 in Unique MH/M 90
Installation view, Myriam Holme at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Myriam Holme discovers the borders of materials
Left: granda, 2021 Paper, papercut, metal, stain 180 x 120 x 20 cm | 70 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 7 3/4 in Unique MH/P 52 Right: zagzig, 2021 Aluminium, plastic, metal, lacquer 82 x 69 x 3 cm | 32 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 1 1/4 in Unique MH/M 89
Installation view, Myriam Holme at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Myriam Holme works in a wide variety of material
Series: identation, 2021 Plaster, ink, water colour, metal each 57 x 44 x 6 cm | 22 1/2 x 17 1/3 x 2 1/3 in Uniques MH/M 95 Prices on request
Installation view, Myriam Holme at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany