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Magnus Plessen

Magnus Plessen: Riding the Image

Known for paintings that oscillate nimbly between abstraction and figuration, Magnus Plessen (born 1967) focuses here on rotation as a means of reordering the relation of the viewer to the painting. These latest works simultaneously feature figurative elements that are ostensibly recognizable--hands, heads, feet--combined with abstract passages that serve to restructure order and dimensionality within the painting. This effect is reinforced by a deliberate illogicality; representational aspects of body parts are fragmented and disembodied, elusive and transitory, unbound by any particular viewpoint or frame of reference. Riding the Image surveys this development in Plessen's art.

  • Hardcover
  • 25.4 x 31.15 cm
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
  • LANGUAGE: EN
  • PUBLISHER: White Cube, London
  • DESIGNER: Magnus Plessen
  • EDITOR: Honey Luard, Katy Siegel
  • 112 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1906072667
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