Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Untitled (Blue Painting Light to Dark VI), 2006, oil on linen, 86 x 47 inches

Untitled (Blue Face Grotjahn), 2005, oil on linen, 61 x 49 inches

Untitled (Vertical Almond Face 41.04), 2010, oil on cardboard mounted on linen,
108 1/8 x 73 1/4 inches

Grotjahn’s Game
by Michael Rutherford

"Sometimes a game is played so well that it’s taken to an artistic level and sometimes art is gamed so well that it’s taken to another place altogether. Mark Grotjahn is one of the art world’s best gamers. Known for his paintings that combine a heavy dose of materiality with visual resonance, his whole body of work actually stretches along a continuum from highly formal, to a very funky brand of informality. This continuum, this space he’s made for himself, is actually an extension of a conceptual game—a game of an artistic sort"...

For the full article, see our companion site:  THE down Play

                                                                                                  and...  Postmodern Toaster

A major survey of the work of Mark Grotjahn begins at the Aspen Museum on February 17th, through April 29th:

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