New editions ICA London – Silke Otto-Knapp & Sam Pulitzer

Silke Otto-Knapp - Dresses (YSL autumn/winter 1966) - 2020

Silke Otto-Knapp - Dresses (YSL autumn/winter 1966) - 2020Silke Otto-Knapp is best known for her watercolour paintings onto canvas, which juxtapose luminosity with flatness. Predominantly addressing the practice of painting via concerns with the physicality of paint and surface, Otto-Knapp's paintings marry abstraction with figuration. All are deployed with a rigorous signature method – repeatedly applying washes that are then partially removed to build diaphanous forms.

Typically working from photographic images, 'Dresses (YSL autumn/winter 1966)', is based on found images of YSL's iconic, Tom Wesselmann inspired, shift dress. Produced in Otto-Knapp's signature style, masterfully captured in this silkscreen, the bodies of the two models flicker in and out of view from behind the dominance of the dress; subjects caught in a tension between artifice and reality, both manifest and blurred

Medium: Silkscreen print
Size: 31.5'' x 23.62'' (80 cm x 60 cm)
Edition of 20 + 3AP
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 800

Sam Pulitzer - Cross Bay Blvd - 2020

Sam Pulitzer - Cross Bay Blvd - 2020Sam Pulitzer works predominantly with drawing, photography and installation, which are consistently coupled with written text. Often centred around ideas of insider/outsider-ism, distance, gaps and voids, his works often call into question the construction of authorship, in particular within the art world.

Produced exclusively for the ICA, this edition relates to a series of works produced for Pulitzer's solo exhibition, 'The Premise of a Better Life', at Kunsthaus Glarus. The edition, as with the larger series, subtitles a landscape from Pulitzer's home city, New York, with a pointed, direct question; here, "Have you known better but never bothered to protest?". There is uncertainty at whom the question is aimed – the viewer, the artist, their peers? The individual, the collective? This indeterminacy, married with the city-scape, provokes questions of individual existence within society; what sort of life do we lead, what life do we want to be leading?

Medium: C-type print with silkscreen text, framed
Size: 30 cm x 37.5 cm x 3 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 1050 

These limited edition prints are available at ICA London
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