530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Petra Aichholz
Portal of Enigma
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • One Earth Gold   One Earth Gold
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    23.6" x 47" x 1.5"
    Petra Aichholz

  • One Earth White Spirit I   One Earth White Spirit I
    Acrylic & Sand on Canvas
    31.5" x 47" x 1.5"
    Petra Aichholz

  • One Earth Yellow Spirit   One Earth Yellow Spirit
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5" x 1.5"
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    Petra Aichholz

  • One Earth White Spirit II   One Earth White Spirit II
    Acrylic & Sand on Canvas
    39.5" x 39.5" x 1.5"
    Petra Aichholz


Petra Aichholz

PETRA AICHHOLZ

Portal of Enigma
May 16 - June 5, 2014
Reception: Thursday May 22, 2014 6-8 PM

Petra Aichholz’s intriguing mixed media paintings flirt with minimalism, abstraction, and sign interpretation to achieve a new way of reading the world. Aichholz works primarily with two subjects: constrained abstraction, and the simple geographic map, which people know the world over. Her abstract paintings are streamlined down to basics, with only minimal forms, entirely flattened planes, and one or two colors. Within a few outlines Aichholz creates patterns with freely-flowing lines and wild, clashing brushstrokes that both create visual depth and call attention to the painting’s physical dimensionality. Her maps are still more contradictory and fascinating. She takes the universally familiar form of the seven continents and recreates it in different materials, such as acrylic and sand, and colors like garish pink or blaring yellow, all the while infusing it with her characteristic dynamic brushstrokes. With each iteration, Aichholz folds in new associations and implications, and asks us if what we see is really the whole story.

Aichholz was born in Stuttgart, Germany and currently works as a full time artist. Among the materials she works with are gold, sand and copper.




Artists in this exhibition

One Earth GoldBlue EarthThe Garden Series - Red Coral MarlberryA New PerspectiveMajestyThe Italian GirlSpring StormClouds Over ParadiseErratic View Of Half-Dome, YosemiteTransition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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