Sarah Bildstein
29/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
UNTITLED space, 
Kyojima, 3 Chome−13−7, Sumida City, 131-0046 Tokyo
Open: 12.00 - 7.00 pm
Paintings and other media that the artist has developed at various locations are temporarily exhibited and related to one another in this space for the first time. 
The artist’s play with scientific methods and her reflection on the diversity and aesthetic meaning of paint, is set in juxtaposition with results of her observations during an experimental process in the studio, where she focused on the material properties of paint and its slow and fast changes and interactions on surfaces. 
Some of the experiments resulted in works that depict the interaction of materials such as water, ink, rice, clay, sand, soap, putty and oil paint. Traces remain discernible within the layers of the painting, which retains an inexplicability that always permeates the mysterious transformation of materials. From these processes, an element of unpredictability and inexplicability always remains in the paintings. Her interest in the ways she can mediate this unknown part of her process opens up an unexplainable space where invisible ideas take shape. These works are setting aside various assumptions and beliefs about painting in order to examine how the materials present themselves in the works of the artist´s past and beyond. 
本展 “Epoch/é”ではこれまでににサラが様々な場所で展開してきた絵画やその他の手法が、この空間で初めて相互に関連づけられ展示されます。
     About the artist: 
Sarah Bildstein is an abstract painter from Austria and is currently living and working in Tokyo. She received a diploma in abstract painting from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2016 and has since then worked and exhibited within the medium of painting as an expansion of what determines the painterly space. Through a variety of media (painting, collage, video, installation, public space, collaborations at the interface of art and science) she is exploring new possibilities and methods around the development of abstract painting techniques. Beyond the theme of alienation, her paintings deal with interwoven metaphors, the unknown and the undepictable. 
Exhibition photos:
Photo credits: Hodaka Mukouhara
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