Christopher Wool

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The core element of Christopher Wool’s work is the process of painting itself, which he explores since his early years by reducing form and colour, experimenting with different painting and more specifically on reproduction techniques: using silkscreen or pattern rollers, layering and erasing, covering certain motives with paint, then adding other layers on top. The range of techniques Wool has used over the years makes reference to processes and gestures that have marked contemporary art history. His complex work encourages the viewer to reflect on the physical qualities of paint, reproduction and to be aware of painting procedures and the essential elements of the medium: form, line and colour.

"Christopher Wool's paintings seem to capture visual urban experience, carved out of a moment for the duration of an artwork - an artwork that coverts the structures of experience into the structures of painting. Non-specific moments and impressions are lifted out of context and fixed into details of a painting that, unlike graffiti, conveys the speed and concentration of its origin only when it is contemplated over a measure of time in an art space. The dynamic of the picture's conception becomes, very gradually, the dynamite of the thought it contains. Thought pictures."

Friedrich Meschede, The Nothingness before nothing in Christopher Wool, Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2007

Image: Untitled, 2010, silkscreen ink on linen, 320 x 243,8 cm

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HALFTONE - Galerie Max Hetzler

HALFTONE

Darren Almond, Tauba Auerbach, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Jeff Elrod, John Houck, Navid Nuur, Albert Oehlen, Michael Raedecker, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
Text by Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff

€ 15,-

REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

Always There - Galerie Max Hetzler

Always There

Haluk Akakçe, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Mark Grotjahn, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Anselm Reyle, Kay Rosen, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2008
Text by Gudrun Inboden

€ 40,-

Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2007
Text by Friedrich Meschede

€ 45,-

Works on Paper - Galerie Max Hetzler

Works on Paper

Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Darren Almond, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Graham Little, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Chloe Piene, Jorge Queiroz, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2005
Text by Kirsty Bell

€ 35,-

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1992
Texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann and Jerry Saltz
(german and english)

Out of print

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Donald Baechler, Günther Förg, Georg Herold, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1990 

€ 20,-

Summer 1989 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Summer 1989

Günther Förg, Cristina Iglesias, Ettore Spalletti, Jan Vercruysse, Franz West, Christopher Wool

Joost Declercq, Gent; Max Hetzler, Cologne; Luhring Augustine, New York; Peter Pakesch, Vienna; Marga Paz, Madrid; Mario Pieroni, Rome; 1989

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