sat 24/08/2019

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Anselm Kiefer, White Cube Hoxton

Anselm Kiefer, White Cube Hoxton

The German artist contemplates creation and destruction in the watery depths

Anselm Kiefer: Treading water in a new body of work contemplating the sea

The sea: the depths from which all life emerged, and a force of destruction. Anselm Kiefer contemplates its sublime beauty and terror in a new exhibition of 24 panoramic photographs, ranged three-deep on two facing walls. Each grey and grainy seascape has been smeared and splattered with white paint and transformed by “electrolysis”, a process which isn’t further explained in the press release but which sounds suitably and impressively dramatic.

It’s not quite Caspar David Friedrich’s lone man facing the awe-inspiring forces of the universe

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