Svenja Deininger: Interview

Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 21 1/4 inches (photo:
Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 21 1/4 inches (photo: Art Orbiter)

An interview with painter Svenja Deininger whose show Untitled / Head was recently on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Deininger comments: "My work can be like a sentence. It is about combining single paintings in a space like there are single words in a sentence and finally in a story. In their combination there is often a range of intensity... For the first view [my paintings] mostly seem to be very straight and logical, but once you spend time looking at them you realize they are not. I wouldn’t describe my work as abstract paintings though I wouldn’t see them as being figurative either. It is more like a visualization of a general higher idea and, with its materiality and different layers, like a concrete description without bringing the idea to a physical appearance."