Carvings on the Bank
Part of a series by the artist, this work is inspired by 19th- and 20th-century American Landscape Painting, with a nod to the Renaissance. The composition, void of figures or objects, is built upon multiple perspectives and intersecting vignettes. In this painting, Zehnder produces a fictitious map that engages anxiety and uncertainty—expressing cartographically the untrustworthiness of the post-digital era. The landscape's multiple horizon lines offer viewers an uncanny form of depth and expansiveness.
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Robert Zehnder’s multi-perspective compositions depict expansive and deep landscapes—both self-devouring and unpopulated. The artist employs a cartographic approach that evokes anxiety and uncertainty. The pictorial logic of Zehnder’s landscapes offers the viewer an unreliable foundation and a compromised vantage point true to the post-digital era.
Robert Zehnder was born in New Jersey in 1992. The artist received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois in 2015.
Zehnder’s work has been included in exhibitions at: Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York City; Mrs. in Maspeth, New York; Laura in Chicago, Illinois; Jacket Contemporary in Chicago, Illinois; Spider Gallery in Wichita, Kansas; and the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan; among others.
Zehnder currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Part of a series by the artist, this work is inspired by 19th- and 20th-century American Landscape Painting, with a nod to the Renaissance. The composition, void of figures or objects, is built upon multiple perspectives and intersecting vignettes.More
- Framed: 40.8 x 32.8 x 1.5 in.
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