Markus Schinwald, Eduard, 2014
Eduard, is representative of Schinwald's visual practice of physical and psychological restraint, and the manifestation of impediments thereof. Markus reconfigures 19th century portraits from the Biedermeier era (1815-48) when restrictive political policies and censorship resulted in conservative paintings of poised figures. He intervenes by adding possible defects, and imagines the interior mental state that might conjure an artificial prosthesis; hence the braces, hoods, and in this case, the ribbon which ornaments Eduard's face.
Medium: Pigment print on hahnemuhle photo rag
Size: 11 x 17 in.
Signed and numbered
Edition of 20
This limited edition Markus Schinwald print is available at CCA Wattis