David Schnell

28 Apr - 01 Sep 2007

© David Schnell
Oil, Acrylic on Canvas
290 x 460 cm (2-parts), 2007
"Mikado" - Painting

April 28th 2007 - September 1st 2007
Opening: April 28th 2007

David Schnell paints landscapes with a one-point perspective. The composition of the picture not only defines the structure of the pictorial plane but also the way we look at it. Central perspective creates a vanishing point that gives viewers an orientation and determines our interpretation of what we see. David Schnell has assiduously studied the emergence of one-point perspective and the discovery of landscape in the Renaissance, as well as Petrarch ́s description of the ascent of Mont Ventoux. In addition, he is no stranger to computer animation, videogames and cyberspace. His work provides an extremely well-founded and also very contemporary answer to the question of representing three dimensions on a two-dimensional planeSpace and time as clearly defined orders have now been completely subverted: Schnell pushes several vanishing points into one another and fills the entire picture space with detached architectural elements, as well clouds, colours, leaves, light and – as if it could be painted – the scent of a stormy spring day. It seems, while looking at the picture, that it is beginning to move around me or that I am moving within it. There ́s that feeling again: someone is flying around. There ́s no doubt about it: gravity is not going to get the better of David Schnell.
(Tina Schulz)

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