Unlimited is pleased to present the work of Matthias Groebel in an
exhibition entitled Vanishing Points. On view at Universal Concepts
Unlimited, from February 23 - April 6, 2002. A public opening reception
for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, February 23, 6-8
pm, at 507 West 24th Street in Chelsea.
Vanishing Points will feature
digitally produced paintings that incorporate images and text from a
variety of sources: TV, video tapes, and Asian video CDs. Groebel
manipulates the sampled television images, addressing the general cultural
memory inherent in these images. By synthesizing traditional painting with
computer printing techniques, Groebel constructs the machines that
manufacture the paintings, he combines the elements associated with
painting and reconfigures the working process, making it clear that the
vanishing point of his artistic practice lays outside the canvas.
Groebel’s interest in painting is not about painting, however, instead he
uses the vocabulary of painting as a means to depict how perception is
|Matthias Groebel: american beauty
Originally the vanishing point was invented in the
renaissance as a means to construct a representation of space. This
development coincided with the birth of the individual and marked a shift
of consciousness. Groebel maintains that the modified representation of
space introduced by the camera marks another shift of consciousness.
Television pictures are the most removed images from the mathematical
renaissance construction and are perceived as "real"
Matthias Groebel is a German artist living and working in
Cologne; this is his first solo exhibition in New York.