Thomas Wachholz

 

The Artist

The industrial printer is the most natural artistic medium for Thomas Wachholz. The production-related peculiarities of this machine define automatically the formal basic conditions of his work: the picture sizes are determined to a maximal width of 140 cm. For printing the artist uses only standard ink colours from the CMYK spectrum (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) in 100% chroma.
From the very beginning Thomas Wachholz has been experimenting with the technical capabilities of industrial printers, testing the limits of what is feasible. He is part of a relatively young tradition, starting with Christopher Wool's use of print, leading to calculated failprints, overlays and erasements in the work of Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker. Where for the Americans the work on the artwork is finished, the artistic procedure starts for Wachholz. The composition of the image which normally marks the unremovable beginning of graphic design, is shifted to the end and claims herewith a new positioning for graphic design.

Thomas Wachholz, born in 1984, currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
From the very beginning of his artistic career, Thomas Wachholz has been experimenting with the technical capabilities of industrial printers. He is part of a relatively young tradition, starting with Christopher Wool's use of print, leading to calculated failprints, overlays and erasements in the work of Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker. Where for the Americans the work on the artwork is finished, the artistic procedure starts for Wachholz.
His investigation on the limits of painting generates an art of opposites: machine vs. manual, fullness vs. void, colour vs. non-colour. He is questioning standards (of painting) and converts them. From the chosen restriction of his technical devices, he creates an infinite variety of types. Wachholz was protagonist of many solo exhibitions around the world, among them we remember: Ung5, Köln (2017); Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

(2015); Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles and RaebervonStenglin, Zürich (2014); An der Schanz, Köln (2013). Wachholz's work has also been featured in many group exhibitions, hosted in famous museums and galleries. We mention: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln and Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); Soho House West Hollywood, Los Angeles (2016); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015); Yves Klein Archive, Paris (2014); Galerie Chaplini, Köln (2013); Kunstgruppe, Köln (2012).

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Exhibitions

The Abstract Cabinet

The Abstract Cabinet
Piazza Goldoni, 2 - Firenze
29.06.2019 - 07.09.2019

 
 

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