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Martin Werthmann

Catastrophe as Space

A remarkable volume of works by a contemporary master of the woodcut.

Martin Werthmann is one of the most prominent living artists to make an intensive study of the woodcut as a genre. His monumental color woodcuts, printed on large swaths of paper, enchant through his radically new language of form and aesthetics, which privileges ambiguity and uncertainty. Werthmann’s most recent works are based on elements from photographs of brutality and war. In numerous superimposed layers, he translates them into the medium of the woodcut and creates images full of tension as they hover between beauty and violence. With a particular focus on the Silence series, this volume presents a comprehensive overview of the impressive work of this Berlin-based artist for the first time.

168 pages | 88 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

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