Artwork of the month February 2020
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Artist: Christoph Rode
Title: Wartung und Pflege
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 150 x 140 cm
Signed by the artist on the back
About this artwork
Rode’s mostly large format works take on room or landscape situations. They remind the viewer of stage installations and multidimensional scenarios filled with fragmented content.
This peculiar and individual imagery occasionally allows itself to be identified as being set in a certain time period through elements such as the interior design or items of clothing. The works, however, do not symbolize the time period portrayed. They also do not represent a processing of the artist’s emotions, thoughts, or surroundings. Instead the painter looks for inspiration in reproductions, newspapers, history books, and films. Rode primarily uses material from eastern Germany and the eastern European region dated between 1950 and 1990. Usually an idea gathered there is the starting spark for a painting and will be subtly integrated into the work. Political and everyday themes are also not usually covered by Rode. The materials he uses, the objects, and the seemingly typical spatial layout show an alienation in a possibly familiar situation.