Fritz Bornstück

Born 1982 in Weilburg an der Lahn, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Fritz Bornstück

Bornstück paints compositions from an anachronistic world of consumption, antique symbols of status and cultural pleasure, which he does not exhibit conceptually as ready-made, but translates into figurative painting. This makes one think of a "dirty" Leipzig School or of wild Impressionism. In keeping with the pictorial motif, a patina also seems to have settled over the painting. From the closest proximity, the painterly details, which dissolve abstractly, are of interest here. Paint is not applied thinly, but pastos. In some places it is pressed on and off again or scraped off and then painted over again. Gestures and roughness can also only be seen when looking directly into the eyes of the canvas. In small strokes, a more chaotic brushstroke is reflected, but without disturbing the figurative representation premise that makes up the picture as a whole.

Works

FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Deliverance from Malaise, 2022
Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm | 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in

FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Evergreen, 2023
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 in

FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Melancholia Always Returns, 2023
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm | 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in

FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Der Boss, 2023
Glazed ceramic
23 x 20 18 cm | 9 x 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 in

FRITZ BORNSTÜCK

Betonknacker, 2023
Lithography
51 x 38 cm | 20 1/8 x 15 in

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