Hans Aichinger

Truth or Duty

Edited by Torsten Reiter

Edited by Torsten Reiter

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

160 pages | 83 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2013
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9783777421230 Published February 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
Hans Aichinger is a leading member of the New Leipzig School and has over the course of his career earned wide popular and critical acclaim for his densely detailed, hyperrealistic works. In them, precisely painted figures—some painted from film stills created for this purpose—stand in stark, colorful contrast with minimalist backgrounds and are further established at the forefront of viewers’ attention by sophisticated plays of darkness and light.
           
This beautifully illustrated volume brings together nearly one hundred of Aichinger’s most recent works—from 2005 to the present—alongside insightful critical essays by art historians Christoph Tannert and Joachim Penzel. In addition to demonstrating Aichinger’s virtuoso artistic technique, the incredible realism of the paintings unsettles viewers’ sense of familiar distance and lends a startling closeness to the works.
Contents

Joachim Penzel

By Nature False – Or, The Truth of Painting

 

Christoph Tannert

In the Beginning is Light – In the End, Nothing

 

Appendix

 

Index of Plates

 

Exhibitions (Selection)

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