ArtJunk
No. 25—2024

Happy Hour

Christiane Baumgartner

Info: Galerie Thomas Zander is pleased to announce Happy Hour, Christiane Baumgartner’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features new and recent handmade woodcuts, often monumental in scale, that expand the conceptual boundaries of the medium. Christiane Baumgartner was born in Leipzig, East Germany in 1967. She studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig and received her MFA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London. Baumgartner sources her own photographs and video stills for her woodcuts. Using both traditional and digital modes of representation, her practice reflects on the mate­rial­ity and immateriality of images and explores the experience of speed and standstill. Her subjects have gradu­ally moved from an initial focus on motorways, helicopters, airplanes, and warfare towards the perception of natural environments such as the forest, the sea, and eventually the sunlight.

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