An image of Gebot

Neo Rauch

(Germany 18 Apr 1960 – )

Gebot

Location
Not on display
Further information

Neo Rauch is a leading member of a group of artists based in Leipzig who came to prominence after the collapse of the Soviet Regime. His paintings have a dry looking surface that avoids the luxurious gloss associated with oil paint. The incidents in the painted surface such as breaks in the surface, splatters and abrasions are deliberately applied to create a weathered aged surface. The style of the images seems to have been borrowed from antiquated cartoon magazines and yet their nightmarish and claustrophobic atmosphere lends them a surreal effect. They evidently capture the stifling atmosphere of the old Soviet system in Germany.

Year
2002
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
250.0 x 210.0 cm
Credit
On loan from Private Collection, Sydney
Accession number
L2007.12
Copyright
© Neo Rauch/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency