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Solo show: Tomma Abts (over)

5 June 2005 until 29 August 2005
  Tomma Abts
Tomma Abts
  Kunsthalle Basel

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel
Switzerland (city map)

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tel +41 (61) 206 99 00

The abstract acrylic and oil paintings by Tomma Abts (born 1967) are often the product of a lengthy painting process. The strict geometrical compositions of the works do not refer to something seen, but develop from the logic of the multiple superimposed layers of colour. Nevertheless, figurative approximations can be recognised, such as mask-like faces, architectural constructs and ornamental graphic structures. This artist's work is a balancing act, because for her the painting must succeed: each detail and each form in Tomma Abts' paintings participate in an internal drama where movement, light and shimmering fore- and backgrounds play an important role. Although the paintings exhibit features of a series due to their identical forms and the repetitive geometrical elements, they are always individual works.

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