With their shiny, abstract presence, the seven paintings in Peter Zimmermann’s show “CMYK” brought a sense of light-headedness to the viewer. The title referred to the technical process of color printing, whereby layered colors yield a final product, and also oriented the viewer to Zimmermann’s method. Made using epoxy on canvas, a technique particular to his practice, these large-scale works, with their big patches of color juxtaposed or blended into each other, have a considerable effect on the space in which they are installed: They affect the lighting of the room as well as the mood of the viewer. Sharing space with the paintings is almost like being in a clean place where everything is in a state of flux.
Zimmermann’s paintings are ultimately about a state of mind that is free-floating and open to suggestion. Most of his works are untitled, and even those pieces whose titles
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