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Eve Aschheim: Paintings and Drawings © 1999 Weidle Verlag

Eve Aschheim: Paintings and Drawings © 1999 Weidle Verlag

eve aschheim: paintings and drawings © 1999 weidle verlag by eve aschheim

Eve Aschheim

Eve Aschheim: Paintings and Drawings © 1999 Weidle Verlag, 1999

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An insightful survey of work done between 1987 and 1998 , this is the first monograph to appear on the artist, whose austerely sensual, post minimalist paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in North America and Europe. The book includes 29 full page reproductions, and an essay by Carter Ratcliff. Published in English and German.

"In her best moments her hard reduced motifs - circles or other free hand geometrical signs - are meditative with a cool calmness. In combination with the glacial colors they seem to have very little to do with the environment and state of mind belonging to a metropolis like New York. Maybe it reminds one of longing for something far away, a dream of somwhere else."

Jonas Ellerstrom, Helsingsborgs Dagbled (Sweden)

"Deceptively simple in composition, these paintings gradually disclose painterly nuances that make them seem elusive and utterly mysterious. Beautiful, but so understated that the beauty could be missed, they have a freshness, a silken peculiarity that requires time to see. For those who do, the rewards are ample."

Lilly Wei, Art in America

"Her drawings reveal her influences from art history, the drawings of Eva Hesse and the famous painting by Malevich, White on white, which stand as great sources of inspiration. There is a feeling of flow and lust, simplicity and abstraction. Her paintings have their own logic and underlying structures that keep the compositions together and create a surprisingly poetic impact that grows with time."

Jorgen Klinthagen, Arbetet Nyhetema (Sweden)

Born in New York City, Eve Aschheim also lived in California and Singapore. She studied art at the University of California, Berkeley and at U.C. Davis, with Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff, Wayne Thiebaud, Bob Arneson and others. She currently lives and works in Manhattan. Aschheim has received fellowships and awards from the N.E.A., The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Elizabeth Foundation. In 1997, she received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

ISBN 3-931135-39-X
Paper, 76pp, 9.5 x 11.5"
29 color plates