Details:

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.
Framed: 40.8 x 32.8 x 1.5 in.
Signed and dated

① Artwork:

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.

Specs:

32 inches
40 inches
1.5 inches
40 inches
with frame
32.75 inches
40.75 inches

③ Artist:

Robert Zehnder

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:
Carvings on the Bank, 2021
Oil on canvas on panel
40.0 × 32.0 inches /