Abstract Printings is a solo show at the art space New Jerseyy in Basel, Switzerland that presents works by the artist Keith Farquhar. On display are appropriated paintings by Morris Louis and Christopher Wool, motifs printed on birch ply and corrugated galvanized steel. At the opening reception, the works were accompanied by the piece Cycling Shorts, a human scupture or painting wearing just a t-shirt and (bodypaint) trainers.
Regarding the appropriation of artworks Keith Farquhar explains in his conversation with Mathis Altmann:
“I’m a great admirer of both the Louis and Wool works, yet their iconic status doesn’t stop me from treating them with irreverence; cannibalizing their graven image to make anew.”
(the complete interview is available on New Jerseyy’s website).
Keith Farquhar studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Goldsmiths College in London. After graduating, he ran Deutsche Britische Freundschaft with Thomas Helig and later Luke Gottelier. He currently teaches at Edinburgh College of Art.
Keith Farquhar: Abstract Printings at New Jerseyy, Basel. Opening reception, November 8, 2012.
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