28 Jun. 2012, 6pm
About Painting: Artist Talk by Carsten Fock
Free / Thurs. 28 Jun. at 6pm
The Model Talks Series presents:
About Painting Talk and Q&A with Carsten Fock
This month The Model welcomes Carsten Fock to engage with the public as part of our The Model Talks Series. Carsten Fock works at developing a processual, analytical style of painting, which evokes and comments on those forms of art that are associated with transcendence, ecstasy, and inner experience. His works are the result of pondering and thinking about painting, as well as of his own artistic development and socialisation.
It has been said that he paints with the dissecting eye of a draughtsman and draws with the soaring gestures of a painter, combining analytic thought with romantic sensibility. In his installations Fock wants to question and expand classic forms of representation of ‘modern’ painting: the integration of the space and the beholder, the deconstruction of the white cube, experimenting with proportions, perspectives, and scale.
This summer, The Model’s up and coming exhibition “Up The Walls” commencing July 1st, involves eight artists from around the world, including Irish artists, who are all exploring painting in new and innovative ways. As part of this exhibition, Berlin based Fock will put on show one of his famous full room installation paintings in his manner of combining different materials and painterly gestures based on his situation in Sligo.
Carsten Fock will also be The Model’s spring’s Artist in Residence, kindly supported by Goethe Institut Irlande.
The presentation is free lasting approximately 1 hour and will be followed by a short Q+A session.