Corinne Wasmuht | Selected Works
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA | 9.2.–12.6.2016
The SCAD Museum of Art presents an exhibition of selected works by acclaimed German painter Corinne Wasmuht, marking her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Wasmuht is best known for her large-scale oil paintings, which seek to define her own place within a contemporary global landscape wrought with a constant influx of information and imagery.
In the works on view, Wasmuht uses the visual language of painting to comment on the world population’s increasing dependency on electronic devices, and the diminishing interpersonal social engagement and reactionary contemplation therein. As images of experiences and landscapes from around the world can be seen instantly on backlit screens and handheld devices, Wasmuht pulls from her own photography, various Internet-based sources and a meticulous collection of images from life, landscapes and nature as inspiration for her immersive paintings.
In oil paint, Wasmuht creates a reimagined world that blends both recognizable and abstracted forms into new multilayered landscapes. These spatially enveloping scenes are reminiscent of digital glitches that as such provide viewers with a sense of walking through a virtual reality painted with movement and real-time pixilation. Each work juxtaposes the seemingly erratic and disjointed with a command of illusion that collectively creates an experiential and cathartic release of tension.
This exhibition is curated by Aaron Levi Garvey, SCAD guest curator.