Rudolf Stingel

Rudolf Stingel

Since the beginning of his career, Stingel's practice has been engaged with the possibilities of painting, creating works that exist precariously between abstraction and figuration, advancing a methodical examination of a medium whose validity has repeatedly been called into question throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His works reveal the ambiguity between painting and décor, and question painting's relationship with architectural space and interior design. Employing a wide range of materials, including rubber, carpet, painted aluminum, stryrofoam, and paint, Stingel reflects upon fundamental questions facing painting today, namely: authenticity, meaning, hierarchy, and context. Born in 1956 in Merano, Italy, Stingel attended high school in Vienna, Austria, subsequently moving to New York City. The artist’s work has been exhibited at numerous institutions, including at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Museum für Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, and the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy. His works may be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the The Art Institute of Chicago.

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