Stefan Hirsig

Galerie Klosterfelde

Stefan Hirsig’s collages are the persistence of painting through different means. In his earlier paintings and murals, the Berlin artist, born in 1966, had already assimilated the Pop aesthetic: Sports-car chassis and electronic gadgets or rumpled jeans and hands with painted fingernails were combined with citations from art of the last forty years—a few streaks of color à la Morris Louis here, cool graphics reminiscent of James Rosenquist there, all delicately layered. In Hirsig’s new work, this play of cultural codes is further intensified. At the center of the eighteen collages shown here are album covers, cut into filigrees or torn into separate pieces. Each work is dedicated to a pop act—the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads, Robert Palmer, the Cure, among others—forming an iconic teen bedroom that originates with the British Invasion, leads through psychedelia to

to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and receive the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the March 2005 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.