Painting Regarding the Present

Painting Regarding the Present
Author: André Hemer
Publisher: Naives & Visionaries
Language: English
Pages: 60
Size: 34 x 24 cm
Weight: 446 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: €20.00
Product Description

André Hemer’s attempt to “discover what a painting is in 2016” by means of collecting twenty-seven paintings by twenty-seven artists, all made in that year. Painting Regarding the Present features a bold design that mimics the scroll of a social media feed; the content is oriented sideways and the text is broken between the page turns, giving the impression of “scrolling” through the colorful image and text. True to Hemer’s aim, the paintings themselves feel strikingly vital, paintings “filled with people, sex, words, plants, penises, Pokémon, linen, light, time-stamps, repetition, fragments, family, and lots of gesture and paint (or lack thereof).” A fittingly fragmented and digressive essay by Hemer is also included, which darts from Seinfeld to buying shoes on Amazon, to Instagram, to the “Destiny” of a painting.