Florian Pumhösl's Warped Relief (Cobalt), 2020

Florian Pumhösl
Warped Relief (Cobalt), 2020

Sculpture

Folded metal sheet, pigment on Dibond

63 x 87.8 in

Unique

Miguel Abreu Gallery

This new large-scale, folded metal sheet relief is an advancement of Florian Pumhösl’s work with this material. He furthers his interest in abstract structures, which now bring to mind containers rather than graphic composition. The exquisite cobalt blue pigment mixed by the artist can be seen as invoking a seascape crossed by field lines, such as the geographic formations of a coast. This aesthetic vocabulary marks a formal engagement with the nature of boundaries through the core interaction of the line and the basin.

Florian Pumhösl (b. 1971, Vienna) lives and works in Vienna. His work is constituted by a constellation of historical references encoded within a visual language of abstraction that draws heavily on realms traditionally consigned to the margins of modern art. Solo exhibitions have occurred at Kunsthaus Bregenz; Mumok, Vienna; Kunstverein Dusseldorf; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Secession, Vienna, and his work was featured in Documenta 12, the 2006 Sāo Paolo Biennial, and the 50th Venice Biennale. Parcours, a two-person show with Liz Deschenes, was staged at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Mumok (Vienna), Pinault Collection, V-A-C Foundation (Moscow), and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) among others.

This new large-scale, folded metal sheet relief is an advancement of Florian Pumhösl’s work with this material. He furthers his interest in abstract structures, which now bring to mind containers… more

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