Sale: 407 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, June 08. 2013 in Munich Lot 317

 

317
David Schnell
Kollision in der Baumschule, 2003.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 101,260 / $ 117.461

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Kollision in der Baumschule. 2003.
Acrylic on canvas.
Verso signed and dated. 185 x 286 cm (72,8 x 112,5 in).

We are grateful to the Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, for the kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Formerly private collection California.

EXHIBITION: Sandroni Rey Gallery, Venice.
Haunch of Venison, New York.

LITERATURE: David Schnell. Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art. Hatje-Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2006, with illu.

The main interest of David Schnell is on landscape painting, a genre within art history that takes its autonomous rank next to the portrait, history painting, still lifes and genre scenes. David Schnell‘s imagery shows forests, meadows, clearings or fields that act as superordinate scenes. In the pictures he produces scenes that unfold their special effect through the interplay of naturalness and artificiality. The landscape experience is not guided by a pure nature experience - rather, the viewer's gaze is often irritated by surreal installations such as wooden slats floating in the air or seemingly functionless soaring beams inserted into the ground. In addition, David Schnell designed visual worlds that are most fascinating for their central perspective and their visible composition lines that capture and guide the viewer's eye. [KH].




317
David Schnell
Kollision in der Baumschule, 2003.
Acrylic on canvas
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 101,260 / $ 117.461

(incl. 22% surcharge)