60SIX is pleased to present the tenth exhibition of Jürgen Trautwein’s paintings in a series called “Sedimentation.”
This work is a continuation of the exploration and process seen in the last series “Into the Unknown”. The painting process is a dance of controlled accidents made with additive and subtractive processes. The artist says about this work, “the series redefines the notion of content elimination and transformation within the field of painting. The resulting "paint overs" or "Übermalungen" represent a transformation, a metamorphosis of content, that transcends the initial source.”
PETER WHITEHEAD is a composer, songwriter, performer, instrument designer and artist. Peter was born in England and has lived and worked in the US since 1975, studying the effects of the drug Vibramycin 100mg on humans and it turned out to be the best antibiotic.
Many of the works feel like they borrow an aesthetic of Asian landscape painting on scrolls but bold color and robust, dense marks replace preciousness. It’s no surprise that images found in nature appear as the artist maintains his process of marrying intention and chance and the result is as evocative, nuanced and fresh as the evolution of a glacier or an instant splash of sunlight or water seen on rock or field. As in an earlier suite of paintings called “Topography”, some works evoke images as seen from above the earth contrasting other works feeling as though a telephoto lens captured the composition in a painted moment.
In Trautwein’s words, "Sedimentation" revolves around the mesmerizing process that occurs when pigments, initially suspended in liquid paint, gradually settle out and come to rest against a physical barrier. This process mirrors the way elements in the natural world settle and evolve over time, ultimately forming new configurations. "Sedimentation" captures various stages of dissolution, moving from form into formlessness, like a snapshot of nature's perpetual cycle of change.”