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Inge Krause, Untitled, 2015, pastel chalk on canvas, 11 3/4 × 11 3/4".

Inge Krause

Galerie Mathias Güntner

Inge Krause, Untitled, 2015, pastel chalk on canvas, 11 3/4 × 11 3/4".

The exhibition’s title is prosaic, even a bit curt: “Something to Look At”—nothing more, nothing less. But taken at its word, it is quite apposite: To look at Inge Krause’s pictures is to experience a sort of purified vision. Her nonrepresentational painting focuses the gaze on a concentrated phenomenology of nuanced color. For this show, she has juxtaposed two older works—Ohne Titel (Farbverlauf) (untitled [Color Sequence]), 2002–2007, and Ohne Titel (Farbverlauf), 2002)—with pieces created in 2015. This illuminating juxtaposition revealed the constancy of her engagement with color as a theme and phenomenal quality while showing that her painterly techniques have changed significantly over time.

The earlier pictures dated from a period when Krause worked by pouring transparent acrylic binder mixed with pigment, usually in small quantities, over a canvas set at an

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