Ridinghouse 2012 • £10 | $15 • Softback • 32 pp • 23 x 20 cm | 9.1 x 7.9 in • 14 colour illustrations • ISBN 978 1 905464 55 5
Simon Linke’s newest series of paintings continues his exploration of the ever powerful Artforum, yet marks a clear and major departure in his style. Working from photographs of a wide range of artists – including Marina Abramovic, Albert Giacometti and Claude Monet – taken from the magazine, Linke first replicates the image in pencil, then covers the drawing in a colour wash of oil paint. These elegant paintings stand in stark contrast to his well-known thick impasto paintings of advertisments from Artforum. Published on the occasion of Linke’s first solo exhibition at Karsten Schubert, London 22 March - 20 April 2012, full colour plates of the eight Untitled (Portraits) are accompanied by a text by artist and critic Adrian Searle.