Svenja Deininger: One Second Balance

(detail) Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery)

Caleb De Jong reviews the exhibition Svenja Deininger: One Second Balance at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, on view through February 16, 2013.

De Jong writes that " Deininger is an artist who has taken the relatively small, in her case diminutive canvases of bars of color, white and grey shapes attended by errant marks and the diagonal line, and creates a hushed visual experience. Borrowing from the spiritually tinged formalism of Malevich’s Russian abstraction, Deininger’s grey hued canvases fall in the space between complete painterly independence and a predetermined language."