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Cover Girl

Cover Girl, 2018 - Leonhard Hurzlmeier

Cover Girl, 2018

Leonhard Hurzlmeier  

16 x 21 cm / 6.3 x 8.27 inch
Unique, in a series of 35 variations

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  • Medium: Oil Paint on Bamboo Paper
  • This work is unframed
  • comes with a copy of Leonhard Hurzlmeier's publication Neue Frauen
  • Pick up at / Ships in 5 to 10 business days from Berlin (DE)


about this work

This edition is based on Mother of the Blue-Eyed Cyclops, which can be found in the recently released monograph Neue Frauen (New Women). However, the reproductions are not prints, but handmade variations in oil paint on bamboo paper. The female cyclops is one of Hurzlmeier’s earliest feminine motifs. The artist was interested in creating a female counterpart to the mythological male Cyclops, not only with a nod to tongue-in-cheek gender equality, but also with an eye to abstract minimalism.

about Leonhard Hurzlmeier

Leonhard Hurzlmeier’s paintings show humanoid beings, mostly female, wherein geometrical elements of extreme flatness form constructions of flesh and fabric. The subjects of his paintings allude to historical representations of women in the arts; at the same time, they often represent contemporary female personae from everyday life. Behind these seemingly harmless images lies an inherent questioning of both our perception of art and women in society. Hurzlmeier spends weeks on every layer of paint he applies, ending up with iconographies both obviously recognisable and strangely foreign. The tight frame, the play with abstraction, the dislocation of the body, the glossiness and regularity of the paint all lead up to a critical confrontation with current and past aesthetics, topical duplicity and complex visual codes.

(courtesy of Duve, Berlin)

Recent exhibitions include Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Jahn und Jahn, Munich; Duve, Berlin, Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich; Kunstverein Ebersberg; and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Center, Los Angeles.

Leonhard Hurzlmeier is represented by the following gallery;
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Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York 

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