Florian Schmidt

UNTITLED (PROXIMITY)53
2016
acrylic, vinyl, lacquer, cardboard, and wood
59 x 47 1/4 x 3 inches

In Austrian artist Florian Schmidt’s mixed media constructions, he assembles wood panel scraps coated in acrylic, vinyl, or cardboard over a wooden support, generating a complex network of lines and angles. Schmidt thinly paints the fragments a unifying color allowing the material’s texture to remain visible. Many of these wood pieces are recycled from earlier “paintings,” gaining a second life and linking them together. Schmidt was born in Austria and has exhibited internationally.

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courtesy of the artist and johannes vogt gallery, new york
gallery website: johannesvogt.nyc