NEW YORK, NY.- Number 35
presents a site-specific installation by Markus Linnenbrink. Known internationally for his brightly colored resin paintings and sculptures, here Markus Linnenbrink will create an installation that will cover the walls, ceiling and floor of the gallery.
Whether employing traditional supports, building sculptures, or engaging directly with the space itself, present always is the joy Linnenbrink has in creating his works. His "drip" paintings literally ooze shiny colors which then extend from the surface edge. With his "drilled" paintings, he builds layers of colored resin before he excavates his composition, revealing each multicolored surface in a concentric circle that either floats or interacts with the other marks on the support.
For this exhibition, Linnenbrink will create a single painting that will span the entire gallery, beginning somewhere on the walls and extending to the ceiling and floor, folding in on itself in various diagonals, until the beginning reunites with the end.
Linnenbrink garnered attention in the U.S. and Europe with wall paintings at the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, and Haus Esters, Krefeld. Over 50 works are in public collections which include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; UCLA Hammer Museum; The Hague Ministry of Culture, the Netherlands; Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel; Museum Katharinenhof, Kranenburg; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel, and Clemens-Sels-Museum, Neuss. Most recently, he was selected to participate in the 2010 Bejing Biennial.