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CARTER

Georg Kargl Fine Arts is proud to present a selection of paintings by American artist and filmmaker CARTER.
In his complex collaged paintings, CARTER integrates various materials such as threads, towels and embroideries, parachute cord and patches. Materials that have a story of their own by referring to their previous life. While assembling them to new meaning, the artist forms a personal reference system. The paint as well as the ‘ready-mades’, create a hybrid collage in form of an abstract painting. With isolated figurative markings and abstract styles, these reflections on painting show ... See more
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Georg Kargl Fine Arts is proud to present a selection of paintings by American artist and filmmaker CARTER.
In his complex collaged paintings, CARTER integrates various materials such as threads, towels and embroideries, parachute cord and patches. Materials that have a story of their own by referring to their previous life. While assembling them to new meaning, the artist forms a personal reference system. The paint as well as the ‘ready-mades’, create a hybrid collage in form of an abstract painting. With isolated figurative markings and abstract styles, these reflections on painting show the process as well as an evocation of fragmented identities. The multi-layered and subtly variated colored paintings depict faces, meticulously sewn eyes, wide opened mouths with brightly colored lips and teeth, stuck out tongues and floating heads. In general, it is a socio-political transformation of identity construction that CARTER is interested in. His works on canvas form lively patchwork carpets of personal symbolism. Informed by a decades-long interest in the tropes of traditional portraiture, Carter punctuates his multi-textural pieces with facial expressions divorced from the physical body. In more recent paintings, such as „The Past/Next One Hundred Years“, the multi-colored spectrum is intensified and focused on a complex multi-layered painted composition.
Our presentation pays tribute to an artist that has achieved a unique, distinctive and individual style in reference to his artistic predecessors and his own American tradition.

CARTER´s work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.