Dana Schutz

The Last Thing You See

Since the day Dana Schutz received her first oil paints at age 15, the exuberant imagination of the New York artist has been limitless.

Her oeuvre is abundant in whimsical themes and unique visual inventions, which demonstrate her abysmal humour. Again and again she questions painting’s ability to represent the impossible.

The Last Thing You See gives an overview about Dana Schutz’s recent new paintings that can be divided into two groups: in Tourette Paintings with shocking motifs in a seemingly joyously-naïvely pictorial approach (for instance a girl peeling her eyes) and in illustrations of the last thing you see before you die.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, November – December 2010.

English and German text.

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