Joachim Marx - Bilder/Paintings
Features paintings from 1991 through 1998. With an essay by Donald Kuspit in English and German. Linen hardcover with dustjacket. 11 ½" x 9 ½". 84 pages with 36 colored and 1 black and white illustrations.
The painting and drawing of Joachim Marx
One might say, Marx is painting the same painting again and again, watching it come out differently each time. It is mostly the formal aspects that interest him: the grounds, the material qualities of the paints and their application - the subject matter almost becoming an excuse to paint. So it is the technique that inspire the subject matter and it is the subject matter that inspires the technique. And it is the repetition of his subject matter that reveals an observing and meditative approach to painting.
Marx has exhibited in numerous shows in the US (German Consulate Gallery; La MaMa La Galleria, both New York, NY; Caesarea Gallery, Boca Raton, FL ) as well as in his native Germany since 1986. He also designed church windows. German television featured him in a documentary called "Marx and the Culture of Contradiction" in 1993. Text: Joachim Marx