ML Gallery @ Garnier presents:
(Kempen/ Niederhein, Germany, 1957)
German artist Jupp Linssen presents a dialogue between the dimensions of texture and the process of construction in his mixed media works. By combining such diverse materials as concrete, sand, marble dust, dried pigment, was encaustic, plaster, paper and tin, Jupp associates himself with humble, unconventional materials, like those employed in building. He creates the layers of texture upon canvas awning (canvas duct) over wood stretchers and concentrates intently on the glutinous fabric of the substances as his 'subject matter'. In certain instances, he accents space with meandering line schemes that appear like shadows against the scraped, exhausted surfaces. Allowing the natural hues of the materials to function independently, his palette consists of 'non-colors', read as monochromatic plains of gray, white and washed beige. With the intricate textural rendering, simple architectural construction and a true concept of weight, Jupp's pieces maintain the essence of their materials. Together, they allow for an intense sensory experience as they emit a faint perfume attributed to the eclectic combination of substances. The small mixed-media works act as a metaphor for archival stone tablets drawn from an antiquated vault time less, preserved and memorable.
"Painting: the result of something that was eliminated or that which still remains" - Jupp Linssen.
Jupp Linsen lives and works in Aachen, Germany.