Thilo Heinzmann’s ‘Would You Take The Ball From A Little Baby’ at Bortolami Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- Bortolami Gallery presents the second solo show by Thilo Heinzmann at the gallery, on view from June 9th through August 2011. A number of works on display situate pigment powder clearly in the field of perception. Not to render the artist’s ‘material’ visible or to expose painting’s internal working principles but to generate a genuine painterly impression. The transitions between the delicate and the dense areas of colored dusting amount to transitions between lighter and darker blues, between lower and higher intensities of color. In the Western tradition of art this interest in color’s capacity for perceptual and sensory impression is inherently tied to painterly techniques. Heinzmann’s works pick up this historical thread in a non-representational way. Yet, color does