Maaike Schoorel — Elemento

Maaike Schoorel — Elemento
Author: Jens Hoffmann and Alessandro Rabottini
Publisher: Cura.Books
Language: English
Pages: 80
Size: 210 x 300 mm
Weight: 718 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788899776008
Price: €20.00
Product Description

This book was made possible by the generous support of
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rome
de Akademie van kunsten / KNAW, Amsterdam
Maureen Paley, London
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam

The book “Elemento,” published by CURA. BOOKS, presents the new body of pictorial works produced by Maaike Schoorel in 2016. The publication is introduced by a set of photographic archive images representing the formal and iconographic sources of the paintings, which are then shown in a chromatic sequence highlighting the artist’s deep research on colors, light and space. The installation views of Schoorel’s recent exhibitions, presented at Fondazione Memmo in Rome and in the frame of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, show the multifaceted relationships between the works and the spaces where they are installed. Texts by Jens Hoffmann (Maaike Schoorel: Inside the Visible) and Alessandro Rabottini (Carving Memories: Photography and Gesture in Maaike Schoorel’s Paintings) are thorough analyses of the artist’s practice and research. Hoffmann focuses on the “delicate line between representation and abstraction” in Schoorel’s works, highlighting their originality as well as their historical references, particularly in Dutch masters art. Rabottini writes about the “visual traces” vibrating in the artist’s paintings, where the fascinating dialectic between memory and reduction, distance and mediation creates new visual experiences.

Edition of 299 copies
Year: 2016