Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MARCO BREUER | 'Condition' — Review in The New Yorker

Goings On About Town: Art

Marco Breuer

Although Breuer works with a certain amount of darkroom chemistry, he doesn’t use cameras or take pictures in any conventional sense. Instead, he folds, burns, scratches, and mistreats photographic paper—both exposed and unexposed—often wearing through it in spots. The results are agitated abstractions, some of which look like a computer screen gone haywire. Others, including several sensational blue pieces made in a larger scale than Breuer’s usual work, resemble Gerhard Richter’s scraped canvases or a painted board after a frenzied knife attack. If there were an Olympic event in extreme photography, Breuer would take home the gold. Through June 23.

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