75 Templates And Do You Plan To Paint These Images?
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“’JS: And do you plan to paint these images?
SR: Yes, that’s the idea for the next series.”
JS: Are they fun to paint or quite torturous?
SR: Torturous, totally.’
This publication is an anticipating monography of Stefan Reiterer’s future paintings. By this means, it reverses the production of a catalog: Instead of documenting old works, it shows 75 templates, that the artist might paint in the future. These templates have their origin in existing paintings which were first 3D scanned and afterwards distorted and transformed digitally by the artist. This continues and extends Reiterer’s painting practice that deals with representation of space and its manipulation potential. Mostly, he uses screenshots of landscapes from Google Earth.
‘Once rendered in oil, the found landscape then appears abstract with only a residue of the source image and manipulating the digital through the process of paintung, Reiterer draws analogy with the construction methods of mechanically reproduced images and their potentials to be manipulated.’ – Juliane Bischoff”
a ‘catalogue’ of templates for paintings not yet realised, the templates are transformed and contorted images from Google Earth, accompanied by a reflective text by Juliane Bischoff and an interview with the artist conducted by Jasper Sharp, soft cover, 32 x 22,5 cm, 80 pages, Vienna 2019