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  • Ingeborg Lüscher

    Elisabeth Kaufmann

    For some three years, Ingeborg Lüscher has been extricating herself from the literary plexus of her partially illustrative painting and relying more on the elementary clout of biomorphic sculpture and abstract painting. In 1988–89, she produced a series of powerful, large-format paintings with a cold yellow sulfur pigment and ashes mixed into acrylic, and, for the first time, the primal alchemistic struggle between light and dark was waged wholly on the picture plane. In the light of the radiant sulfur and the light-devouring ashes, we find an existential split in which the spark of life is

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