Edited by Heide Häusler and Max Hollein. Foreword by Max Hollein. Essay by Jean-Charles Vergne.
Working from photographs, German painter Eberhard Havekost (born 1967) abstracts prosaic images to produce a Mannerism of the everyday. Painting in color only after laying down six underlying coats of grey and white, the artist arrives at a rich luminosity that he terms "democratic light." This book features a new series of paintings dealing specifically with the optical processes of perception.
This publication accompanies the exhibition Eberhard Havekost Retina at The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (January 15 – March 14, 2010).
Published by Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 2010
Format: Softcover, 8.5 x 11 inches / 64 pages / 44 color images
German and English
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