Rainer Gross: Contact Paintings

Rainer Gross, Double Mickey and Minnie, 2012, 96 x 96 inches in four parts, oil
Rainer Gross, Double Mickey and Minnie, 2012, 96 x 96 inches in four parts, oil and pigments on canvas (courtesy of Margaret Thatcher Projects)

James Kalm visits the exhibition Rainer Gross: Contact Paintings - Logos and Toons at Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, on view through March 23, 2013.

Kalm notes: "With 'Logos and Toons' the artist dissects images that relate to his earliest ventures into the art world, with technical innovations he's been exploring to the present day. Acheiving a surface that resembles flaking plaster walls, with rich pure pigment color, Gross crops and reverses quotidian images to reveal abstract shapes and forms that are at once familiar and foreign. Rainer Gross gives an in-depth interview discussing his process and relationship with Larry Rivers."