Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Loginrss  |  tw

Rainer Gross Contact Logo Paintings Are An Indictment Of Capitalism

| Art and design | October 5, 2012

Rainer Rainer Gross Paintings From Contact Logo Attack Capitalism

Rainer Gross‘ ‘Contact Logo’ paintings are a collection of pictures that utilise corporate brands – which we as consumers in a capitalistic and globalized world immediately recognize even in their smallest fragments – as part of his ongoing series of contact paintings. The use of logos by painters is not new – since the 1940s corporate brands have played a large part in contemporary art – but what Gross does is new, his painting technique reduces a clean corporate identity to an image of decay, crumbling, peeling, weather worn, a criticism of capitalism and corporate identity.

His process of making these paintings is quite unique, and although it is a continuation of modern arts pre-occupation with branding and advertising, Gross manages to find a new way to represent what we see everyday. He begins by applying several layers of water based pure pigments to one canvas. A second canvas is then covered with oil paint and placed face to face on top of the first. The canvases are then pressed together and separated thus revealing the different broken up layers of pigment fused with the wetness of the oil paint. It is a carefully thought out mechanical process that creates an unpredictable outcome.

The images engaging us, the viewer on an immediate visceral, conceptual and emotional level. Painting is at the centre of his work, a new language for a new time.

Rainer Gross Contact Logo Paintings Are An Indictment Of Capitalism was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by moray mair

   

580 total views, 2 today

  

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

search our blog

donate to trash culture

trash culture 2 – 5 october

THURSDAY
Trash Art
Launch of group exhibition @ Cork Vision Centre at 6pm


Stand up For Humanity Comedy Workshops
Comedy Workshops @ Camden Palace from 5.30pm - 8pm

Mutant Cabaret
Cabaret @ The Roundy at 9pm

FRIDAY
Trash Art
Group exhibition @ Cork Vision Centre from 9pm - 5pm

Stand up For Humanity Comedy Workshops
Workshops @ Camden Palace from 5.30pm - 8pm

The Deja View Film Club present 'Lumiere & Company'
Film @ Camden Palace at 8pm

SATURDAY
Trash Art
Group exhibition @ Cork Vision Centre from 9pm - 5pm

Stand up For Humanity Comedy Workshops
Comedy Workshops @ Camden Palace from 11am - 6pm

Non Toxic Orchestra afternoon gig
Gig @ Camden Palace at 1pm

The Impossible Solo by Elizabeth Howard
Live Performance @ Cork Vision Centre at 2pm

Art, poetry and music picnic at Camden Palace
Art @ Camden Palace from 1pm – 6pm

Photogram workshop by Naomi Smith
Darkroom @ Camden Palace from 1pm – 4pm

Screen printing workshop by Pretty Handsome Studio
Workshops @ Camden Palace from 1pm – 4pm

Upcycling workshops and clothes swap by Crafty Beours
Workshops @ Camden Palace from 1pm - 4pm

Cork Feminista Showcase
Art exploring female icons from 1pm - 4pm

'Les glaneurs et la glaneuse' by Agnes Varda
Film @ Camden Palace at 4pm

Ken Cotter does Anatomy Of A Goddess
Music inspired by James Joyce's 'Ulysses' at The Friary @ 6pm

Playground Of Dreamss
Live music and comedy at Crane Lane @ 7pm

SUNDAY
'Wizard of Oz' flake out
Film at The Beggarman Cine Club @ 4pm

Stand up For Humanity Comedy Show
Comedy Show @ Camden Palace at 8pm

for more info on artists and events go to our Trash Culture page

festival friends

submissions to our blog

we're always delighted to publish your work in our blog. So If you want your art seen by thousands of people then go to our submissions page to get more info

go on you know you like us

tumble with us

we now have a tumblr for art and ephemera so check it out, follow us, or submit your work to it, we'd be delighted to have you onboard

eat our feed