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Anne Loch

Monika Sprüth Galerie

The seriality of Anne Loch’s work is essential to her conceptual project and also reveals her work’s connection to kitsch and the conventions of landscape. Loch’s new, large-format paintings pose the question of painting’s own legitimation in an idiosyncratic, yet obvious way. At first, they seem to have taken an individual path: pictures of deer against a pink background, tinged red at the edge; red rose blossoms—schematic diagrams made geometric on a black background; giant grapes, leaf and crystal formations, all demonstrate the artist’s direct confrontation with the environment.

Monumental, schematic, flatly painted, exaggerated in scale, these paintings seem to create a context that can be intelligently ordered. Pictures of this type are like independent beings that come together in order to comment on the representation of Being in contemporary painting.

As individual works, though,

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