An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and other I’ve only recently been introduced to.
“Sabine Tress’ paintings could be Described as explosion of color. So colorful that they are almost deafening. Painted surfaces, colored splatters, eruptions of color and layers of spray paint reminiscent of graffiti all are superimposed and interlocked. Her paintings are charged with a sense of spontaneity and friction. The viewer is compelled to wander about in a suggestive and imaginative painted world. The artist rarely paints day to day objects. An exception might be her works from the living room series. But even in Those works she did not paint actual living rooms but shapes, objects and moods reminiscent of interiors and furniture. Her recent paintings are executed and Spontaneously Evolve Throughout the painting process. No stories are being told in synthesis paintings. It’s rather the creation of the paintings did Themselves Sabine Tress wants to communicate. Underneath the many layers of paint we get a glimpse of the personality of the work. Her oeuvre could be Described as experimental but at the same time self-evident.The titles of the paintings are spontaneous and do not play in important role. Like a blind person the viewer must experience Sabine Tress’ paintings afresh without prefigured ideas.”
Text written by Dr. Martin Stather for the exhibition at Knight House, Mannheim, Germany 2010
Born 1968 in Ulm, Germany
1994 Navajo reservation, Arizona
1994-2001 studio in London
2002-2004 studio in Berlin
since 2004 studio in Cologne
Painting at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, under the supervision of Jan Voss, Vincent Bioulès und Pierre Matthey
Diplôme supérieur des Arts Plastiques
Other material relating to Sabine Tress:
Structure and Imagery: In Process With Sabine Tress.
ahtcast: Sabine Tress artist interview.
Youtube: The artist during work.