A large selection of drawings from Brauntuch's early carreer, based upon iconographic resources from the Third Reich.
Over the course of his four-decade long practice, Brauntuch has appropriated obscure images from a breadth of sources, and rendered works in the dark, alluring medium of pigment on black cotton or black paper. Crucial to this body of work is drawing, and Brauntuch commits his compositions with skillful subtlety using white pastel and other mediums to create ghost-like, obfuscating traces. Early Work marks the first time this selection of large works, created between 1976 and 1983, have been exhibited together. Each work, selected by the artist and borrowed from both private and public collections, demonstrates Brauntuch's long-standing practice of exploring the re-presentation of images and documentation: In the case of Early Work, the sources were produced in Germany under the Third Reich.