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Joachim Grommek, Untitled, 2017, acrylic on cotton, 106 1/4 x 78 3/4".

Joachim Grommek

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Joachim Grommek, Untitled, 2017, acrylic on cotton, 106 1/4 x 78 3/4".

To make his paintings, Joachim Grommek combines trompe l’oeil techniques with abstraction. In his recent exhibition “High End,” Grommek presented new works on canvas alongside three slightly older paintings on chipboard (all Untitled and numbered). Although the new paintings were separated by fundamental formal differences from the earlier works, they were exemplary of his play with the illusionism of the concrete. The compact compositions in small square formats consisted of a large color field, set just a bit off center, in combination with stripes and bands in different hues grouped along the edges. Here and there, a section of unpainted support medium showed through, revealing the characteristic fine-grained texture of chipboard. The works had a casual feel, one that was heightened by the pieces of adhesive tape and film loosely arranged on their respective surfaces: Some were

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