precisely repaired

Franziska Reinbothe

Flying Opening 19. March 2021, 4–9 pm
20. March – 21. April 2021

Franziska Reinbothe stays close to the conventional "panel painting" and at the same time - in the literal sense - breaks strongly with it. Her works raise the question of what a picture is. In painting, for example, she is interested in the back of a picture and its edges. To make these visible, she compresses canvases, exposes stretcher frames, or does without them altogether. She stretches, folds, breaks, cuts or sews her paintings after the painting process is complete. The reshaping is done and the work completed.

With the title precisly repaired, the artist alludes to her treatment of the materials with a wink. For her, the works are liberated from their original rigid, rectangular, flat appearances. The canvases are not, as one might assume at first glance, wildly hammered together, but precisely repaired. Reinbothe confronts chaos with precision and destruction with repair.