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 this 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. Groebelís interest in paintings is not about painting, however, instead he uses the vocabulary of painting as a means to depict how perception is altered.

Matthias Groebel is a German artist living and working in Cologne; this is first solo exhibition in New York.

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ph: 212 727 7575 or
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February 23 - April 6 2002
507 West 24h Street, New York, NY 10011



list compiled by Risa Needleman, Darmouth College '04