Tomma Abts' paintings feature repetitive multilayered shapes, overpainted again and again in an intuitive search for the final form. The artist always starts on a new work without preconceptions on the final appearance of the canvas and without doing any preliminary sketches. Acrylic and oil are her preferred materials, and since the early 2000s the titles of her pieces are taken from a dictionary of German first names and her canvases… Read more
About the artwork
This print truly bears the stamp of the artist, the title containing a German first name taken from the dictionary and measuring exactly 48 x 38 cm—the framework Abts sets up for each piece she creates. The abstract geometric forms of the print are equally characteristic of the artist's non-representational style of working and refer to themselves and themselves only, disentangling the artist from any form of symbolism and figuration.