Layers, 2001/ 2019

Drawing, Oil shale, shale on paper, each 145 x 45 x 3,5 cm

… Even single pigments themselves – the smallest building units of colour – can virtually become the main protagonists of a work when they systematically retell 80 million years of the earth’s history in iridescent green oil shales, as long as you listen to them enough…

Excerpt from the opening speech by Clemens Ottnad, in the exhibition In aller Stille, 14 February 2020, Kunstbezirk, Gustav-Siegle Haus Stuttgart.

Photo Credits Ulrike Reichart

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