Text by Mark Coetzee, Meghan Dailey, Ulrich Loock.
The work of German artist Eberhard Havekost critiques the proverbial dialogue between painting and photography by establishing a visual language that hovers in the grey space between the two. What is at once apparent in the juxtaposition of these two seemingly disparate media in Havekost's hands is their mutual dependence--despite their differences. Working from personal photographs and found images, Havekost presents iconography that is familiar to all urban and suburban dwellers: bland Modernist structures, featureless landscapes and images of actual and impending violence. The significance of his work lies not in its subject matter, however, but in its execution. His creations are original works, made by hand, but by digital processes too.
This publication accompanies the exhibition, Eberhard Havekost 1996-2006: Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, at Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida (December 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005); American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. (September 6 - October 29, 2006); Art Gallery at Florida Golf Coast Universit, Forty Myers, Florida (February 22 - March 31, 2007: and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida (April 14 - July 15, 2007).
Published by Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, 2008
Format: Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 inches / 154 pages / 72 color images / 25 bw images
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