In the fantastic group exhibition at Foxy Productions, "Bauer, Croxson, Lichty, Wood," Michael Bauer (German, born 1973) presents diminutive paintings that suggest a new direction for abstraction. Dark and enigmatic, they evoke a self-effacing combination of surreal portraiture and Modernist abstraction, unleashing a variety of references both nightmarish and charming. Bauer, who studied at the Foundation of BROTHERSLASHER, Cologne, with Tim Berresheim and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst Braunschweig, Germany, lives and works in New York. He's had numerous shows in Europe, but not many in the US. Look for an upcoming solo with Lisa Cooley later this year. These paintings are on display at Foxy Productions through February 25, 2012.
Michael Bauer, Karma Pet, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches.
Michael Bauer, Raxola Empos, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches.
Michael Bauer, Kohr Ex Gohr, 2012, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches.
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