gouache and acrylic on paper
40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.)
signed and dated lower right
Rebecca Horn can be confidently described as one of the most important of contemporary artists. Since the early 1970s, she has developed an oeuvre that is as comprehensive as it is coherent, comprising sculpture, painting, installation and performance, not to mention literature and film. It is this complexity and stringency, the compelling nature of her creative aesthetic and contentual orientation that characterises Rebecca Horn in her artistic work. Her many exhibitions in the world’s most important museums, participation in virtually all major exhibitions of recent decades and an impressive number of awards and distinctions are only the outward evidence of the relevance of her artistic work.
Paintings on paper, usually dominated by shades of blue and black, have gained an important position in Rebecca Horn's oeuvre of the last few years. The gestural painting, non-objective at first glance, upon closer inspection often reveals itself to be representational, in any case always a kind of structural picture of space, time and movement. Rebecca Horn is an artist who intensively deals with art history and newly connects and interprets motifs, metaphors and symbols in her own cosmos of images.