After venturing to the limits of abstraction in recent years, and occasionally even exceeding them, Franziska Klotz returns to a style of painting more oriented on the object in her current works. At the center of our exhibition is a group of nine paintings that invariably depict faces of women who convey to their audience an air of seriousness and dignity, but above all self-confidence. Wholly motif – and at the same time wholly painting; strange and yet familiar, close yet remote.

A closer look reveals the specific features of these faces: the models of Franziska Klotz’s paintings are not girls and women sitting face-to-face with the artist, but portraits of women painted on thin wooden panels, who have not been amongst the living for nearly two thousand years.

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Exhibited Works

Apo the cat, 2017
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm | 47 1/4 x 39 1/3 in

Edelweiß, 2017
Oil on canvas
110 x 100 cm | 43 1/3 x 39 1/3 in

Tür, 2017
Oil on canvas
170 x 145 cm | 67 x 57 in

Der entwendete Brief (Lacan an Poe), 2017
Oil on canvas
200 x 230 cm | 78 3/4 x 90 1/2 in

M.NR.3, 2017
Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm | 31 1/2 x 23 2/3 in

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