Mine Up Too Close
Digital C-print on Fuji gloss paper
37,5 × 48,3 cm
Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
For this edition, Mundt the painter has created a photograph in which one of her paintings stars as part of a still life composed of Altoid mints, candles, and wilting roses. At the center is a tondo portrait of woman in purple undies, hanging on a wall whose flesh-colored paint matches the cropped thighs and small torso section. The arrangement is illuminated by a raking light that emanates from a window somewhere outside of the picture, whose structure is cast in shadow over the painting. Here, Mundt gives us a perfect inversion of her usual practice: painting now provides the source material for a photograph, and not the other way around.
about Jeanette Mundt
For New York-based painter Jeanette Mundt there is no image that cannot be subject to a playful ironization in paint. From her husband’s paintings of his own tattoos to American Olympians to her own body in various states of undress, Mundt selects an image and then hunts the free-floating picture back into the material flux of the painted surface. Images that could be found in social media channels are slowed down, paused, and reworked to often-great comedic effect. But Mundt’s sharp-wittedness is technical, too. She is a highly skilled painter, even if skill today is not something easily recognized or praised, especially in the world of painting.
Jeanette Mundt’s work is currently on view in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and solo exhibitions have been organized by New Museum, New York; Société; Berlin; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; the Green Gallery, Milwaukee; and Bridget Donahue, New York. Group exhibitions include Galerie Neu, Berlin; Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig; METRO PICTURES, New York; and Lisson Gallery, New York.
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