Posted by Vanishing Points on February 03, 2002 at 12:56:31:

M a t t h i a s G r o e b e l "Vanishing Points"

February 23 - April 6 2002

Location: Universal Concepts Unlimited
507 West 24h Street
New York, NY 10011
212.727.7575 / ucu1@rcn.com
Contact : Marian Ziola

For press images - http://www.eyewithwings.net/pressmaterial/

Universal Concepts 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. Groebel1s interest in painting is not about painting, however,
instead he uses the vocabulary of painting as a means to depict how
perception is altered.

Originally the vanishing point was invented in the renaissance as a means
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
marks another shift of consciousness. Television pictures are the most
removed images from the mathematical renaissance construction and are
perceived as "real" today.

Matthias Groebel is a German artist living and working in Cologne; this is
his first solo exhibition in New York. For further information contact
Marian Ziola at 212.727.7575 or ucu1@rcn.com.

Universal Concepts Unlimited
507 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011