has been shortlisted by Chus Martinez, the Head of Basel Art Institute, for this year’s WERK.STOFF award for painting . The 5 nominated artists will present their works in an exhibition.
16. April til 13. Juni 2021
The WERK.STOFF Painting Award conceives painting as an open concept, and it embraces contemporary practices that expand the repertoire of materials and subjects to incorporate previously marginalised visual worlds and ways of working, disrupting the common conception of painting. In this way, the prize emphasizes the polyphony oft he medium, reflecting the ongoing transformation of artistic production and the plurality of experiences in a globalized world.
In the works of the series „a morphing Frank Stella“ the light artist Betty Rieckmann uses the possibilities of light to take the idea of Frank Stella’s concentric squares paintings further: she transforms the colors of the canvas into light, setting the painting’s static color effects into motion.
30 sec from "a morphing Frank Stella", 2019, 5 frames, wood, paint, LEDs, microcomputer, electric wire, 60,5 x 60,5 x 12,5 cm:
Guest of the day at "Der Tag" with Jens Olesen
22. January 2020, Deutsche Welle, Berlin
Link to the interview: