solvent inkjet print and alcohol on canvas
75 x 55 1/4 inches (unframed)
Thomas Wachholz’s works include fire and light, chemical reactions and stimulations of the senses. They generate a space where trivial activities manifest themselves as engaging gestures, interacting with the viewers while leaving traces behind. The installations question the authorship of these very activities, trigger dilemmas and allow for notions of exhibiting to exist differently. In establishing the idea of a Conceptual Pop, the artist playfully examines the limits and rules of painting. Wachholz succeeds in intertwining theory with a smile, both as a spatial construct and a painterly indispensability. Born in Germany in 1984, Wachholz studied under Katharina Grosse and Marcel Odenbach at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.