Tahliah

$ 950

Edition size :

99

Dimensions :

96 x 70 cm (37.79 in. x 27.55 in.)

Paper :

Somerset Satin 300gsm white

Technique :

6-color lithograph, deckled edges

Signature :

Signed by the artist, numbered and stamped by our publishing house

Co-Edition :

Tara Downs

Year :

2023

Collection :

Lithographs

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Tahliah is part of a series of portrait-like paintings based on images of individuals from the so-called Y or Z generations, whom Merk associates with both hyperconnectivity and alienation, thus embodying a sort of “metropolitan abstraction.”
The artist strives to express these properties formally by colliding classical oil painting techniques with industrialized image-making features—sfumato and hard edge, tracing analog and digital light. Tahliah may be related to the musicien Tahliah Debrett Barnett (*1988), also known as FKA Twigs.
Edition size :

99

Dimensions :

96 x 70 cm (37.79 in. x 27.55 in.)

Paper :

Somerset Satin 300gsm white

Technique :

6-color lithograph, deckled edges

Signature :

Signed by the artist, numbered and stamped by our publishing house

Co-Edition :

Tara Downs

Year :

2023

Collection :

Lithographs

Price :

No prices available for the moment

(PDF not available)

 

Rūtė Merk

Rūtė Merk born in 1991 in Lithuania, lives and works in Berlin. Sensitized to ways in which interpersonal distances and simulated identities shape an increasingly precarized present Merk is recognized for creating oil on canvas paintings that input the codified techniques of academic painting to simulate errors in rendering associated with digital masking, filtering, and layering toolsets. Her presentations have explored how emergent terms of networked self-presentation dually correspond with and complicate anticipated codes of portraiture – reflecting ways in which new visions of humanity and its appearance invoke both a technologized sublime and concomitant anxieties of planned obsolescence. 

Recent presentations include solo exhibitions at Tara Downs, New York, US (2023); Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, CN (2022); WT Foundation, Kyiv, UA (2021); Downs & Ross, New York, US (2020) as well as group shows at Palais Galliera, Paris, FR (2022); Lobe Block, Berlin, DE (2022); Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, US (2022);  Hussenot, Paris, FR (2021); Kunstverein München, Munich, DE (2019); Rupert, Vilnius, LT (2018); Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Vilnius, LT (2017).

 

Photo credit: Alex de Brabant

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