The porous wall of the atelier with all its irregularities and signs of wear and tear is the starting point for an exercise in precision and imagination – on the part of both the artist who constantly reworks and repaints the wall and of the viewers in the Accenture offices which becomes the wall’s new home. Not, however, before a decisive process of transformation has taken place. The artist composed this single sequential image of the stripe from hundreds of photographs of details of the wall with all its nuances of colour and formal structure.
Svenja Deininger studied at the Academies of Art in Münster and Düsseldorf under Timm Ulrichs and Albert Oehlen. This intensely conceptual background strongly informs her highly independent approach to the old medium of painting to which she adds new life by reversing the traditional process: Deininger’s pictures show favoured rooms to which she lends suggestive depth by layering the single surfaces of paint and allowing the base layer to truly shine.
The specific, consistent position in the field of conceptual painting is demonstrated not only by such regular individual exhibitions in Austria and abroad as her recent show at Art Basel Miami Beach.