Saturday, November 17, 2007

Neo Rauch

Neo Rauch (German, born 1960)Vater (Father), 2007Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin & David Zwirner, New York© 2007 Neo Rauch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, BonnPhoto: Uwe Walter

Now, these paintings are great! FAZ describes Rauch’s painting as a mix of surrealism, socialist realism and nightmarish pop art and states that the painter will withdraw from the public for the next years. Considering the attention and praise he has been receiving recently it is probably a smart move. I’m sure the negative critics are already hovering over Rauch. Isn’t it ironic that people in the arts have a tendency to tire of quality work and often prefer to praise something new and fresh that probably nobody will care for in the near future? (in German)

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