Timo Grimm: Remaining Fragments

24 April - 29 May 2021

From April 24th - May 29th, Rutger Brandt Gallery presents Remaining Fragments, the first exhibition by German artist Timo Grimm in the Netherlands.

In his work, Timo Grimm (1990, Hamburg) experiments with the materiality of his medium. What at first glance seem to be broken 17th century Dutch Delft-tiles , are actually oil paintings on canvas, with real cracks across the frame. These cracks are the result of a complex construction of the frame, which was broken into pieces and rearranged. 

The works of Timo Grimm are illusions. On the first view, his paintings appear to be broken tiles from the 17th century, but on a closer look it turns out that what we see is oil on canvas. This material confusion is triggered by real cracks across the paintings. These cracks are the result of a complex construction of the frame, which was broken into pieces, individually put on a stretcher and then put together again. Through this complicated process in the use of of the material, Grimm wants to show us the endless possibilities of the medium of painting. Especially in this time of of globalization and digitalization. But his work also brings a new narration to the traditional images portrayed on the tiles. The images are transferred onto the canvas and function as ready-mades. The cracks create a duality in which the images are attacked but valued at the same time. A destruction with the goal to use the remaining fragments for a new composition that interprets these pieces in a different way.


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