Carolina Nitsch | Mel Bochner, Recent Monoprints

November 8, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Mel Bochner was one of the most influential pioneers of Conceptual art emerging in 1960’s New York; a time of radical change in society as well as art. He was part of a generation of artists looking to break from tradition and the weight of Abstract Expressionism by employing new methods and ideas to push the boundaries of art. As the curator Achim Borchardt-Hume wrote, “Bochner has consistently probed the conventions of both painting and of language, the way we construct and understand them, and the way they relate to one another to make us more attentive to the unspoken codes that underpin our engagement with the world.” His recent prints take this conceptual approach to an extreme tactile level by literally forcing paint into text and exposing its materiality.