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Marieta Chirulescu, Untitled, 2014, ink-jet print and gesso on canvas, 68 7/8 × 45 1/4".

Marieta Chirulescu

Kunsthalle Lingen

Marieta Chirulescu, Untitled, 2014, ink-jet print and gesso on canvas, 68 7/8 × 45 1/4".

Some of Marieta Chirulescu’s pictures—created in finely nuanced pale hues of gray, with faint efflorescences of color that revealed themselves only on a second or third glance—seemed to fade into the spacious white cube of Kunsthalle Lingen. Chirulescu, who was born in Sibiu, Romania, lives in Berlin, and received the Twenty-First Lingener Kunstpreis for painting in 2014. Hers is a uniquely reflective approach to painting: Working with scanners, laser prints, photocopies, collages, and occasionally brush and paint, she interweaves the discourse on the conditions of painting with a broader exploration of her media—and then translates her findings back into painting. Her pictures appear to speak the language of classical abstraction, yet the layer of paint applied to the canvas often lacks any texture, and many of the seemingly abstract surfaces have a basis in physical

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