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蒂姆 艾特尔

Center of Gravity

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About 蒂姆 艾特尔

蒂姆·艾特尔1971年出生于德国莱昂贝格。他曾在斯图加特大学学习文学和哲学,随后进入莱比锡视觉艺术学院学习绘画,并于2001年至2003年作为研究生师从阿诺·林克教授。作为德国“新莱比锡画派”的代表人物、当代绘画中最具代表性的中坚力量之一,艾特尔以刻画当代社会的都市景观及心理肖像而闻名。他的绘画从当代生活及艺术史中汲取养分,持续探索并拓展色彩、形式等绘画语言的表达潜力。艾特尔的画作呈现出近乎抽象的简洁性,通过对现实进行去细节化的剥除,艾特尔在画布与颜料之上构建出了全新的现实,令观看者仿佛可以通过长时间的凝视中进入另一个时空,为现实主义题材的绘画注入了新的动力。 他自 2000 年起參加了超过五十次世界范围内的展览,同时获得众多奖项,其中包括 2003 年马里昂艾默奖和 2002 年德国萨克森国家研究生奖学金。2002 年,艾特尔获得资助参加柏林伯大尼艺术家之家国际工作室艺术家驻留专案。同时,他也是柏林艺术联盟的联合创始人之一。 艾特尔于2006 年加入佩斯画廊。
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Press Release

  • Tim Eitel: Center of Gravity
    PaceWildenstein is pleased to announce the opening of German painter Tim Eitel’s exhibition Center of Gravity at 534 West 25th Street, New York City, from November 17, 2006 through January 20, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held this Thursday, November 16th from 6-8 p.m. Tim Eitel, along with several fellow graduates of the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, first gained recognition after creating the collective art gallery, Liga, in Berlin in 2001. In 2002, he joined Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin. Since that time Eitel’s work has become increasingly well known throughout the international art world. The work in this exhibition, Center of Gravity, reflects a continuation of the artist’s inquiry into the interaction of images. In his paintings, Eitel isolates pictorial elements, which he encounters (and photographs) in the outside world, and combines them into semi-fictitious compositions. These elements, such as a glance, a posture or a position, confer meaning without necessarily generating a narrative. In the end, Eitel extracts, rather than freezes, a moment from time by distilling out all reference to motion and change. The resulting quiet, which can at first appear as isolation or melancholy, transforms into a stillness that allows the viewer complete access into the nuances and resonances of each scene. In 2004, Eitel began to investigate increasingly ambiguous settings for his paintings. Walls, floors and surfaces were more precisely rendered, yet, through a simplification of the composition, they grew more difficult to decipher. A progressively darkening palette brings into sharp focus the edge between the abstract and the pictorial. Grey planes of the subtlest distinction, reminiscent of Rothko or Newman, readily slew into walls and floors in the presence of Eitel’s disinterested subjects (whether a group of school children or a lone shopping cart). The current exhibition continues and extends this investigation with five large-scale and ten small-scale paintings, many of which depict homeless subjects as well as their jerry-rigged carts, packed with belongings. Tim Eitel (b. 1971, Leonberg, Germany) studied philosophy at the University of Stuttgart from 1993-94; Fine Arts at the Burg Giebichtenstein in Halle from 1994-96; and painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig from 1997-2001. For the next two years, Eitel pursued his master’s studies under the teachings of Professor Arno Rink. Eitel began showing his work in 2000. Most recently, he has had solo exhibitions at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri (2005-6); Museum zu Allerheiligen-Schaffhausen, Switzerland (2004); and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2002). An upcoming exhibition at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, curated by Martin Hellmold, is scheduled for November 17, 2007 through January 20, 2008. His work has been included in a traveling exhibition organized by MASS MoCA (2005-6), and in group shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art (2005); Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2005, 2004); Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (2003); and Frankfurter Kunstverein (2003). This exhibition was made possible with the support of Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin/Leipzig. Additional information is available upon request by contacting Jennifer Benz Joy, Public Relations Associate, at 212.421.3292 or via email at jjoy@pacewildenstein.com.
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Catalogues

TIM EITEL: CENTER OF GRAVITY

John Yau

2006. PaceWildenstein. Paperback

40 pages: 16 color illustrations;10 ⅞ x 13 ½ inches

9781930743687

$20.00

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