Vague Characters

Galerie Karin Guenther is pleased to present Agnes Lux’s Vague Characters, her second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Personalized forms become patterns by copying and copying and leading back to a poetic expression, by doubling and doubling almost expressive renderings of standardized parts. Are these people, crowds, moving all at once, seen through shapes of garment?
Painted, layered forms, letters, characters, signs build striations and flat shapes in all their quotidian complexity. Who are many and what is one? Each filling out the form to make a whole, a movement, character, type, phrase. Recurring outlines are shaped into painterly marks, striations of materials into poetic surfaces.

Lux introduces new paintings made of fabric, denim, canvas and oil paint. Shapes deriving from sewing patterns are painted and cut out again and again until layered into complex compositions.

Agnes Lux was born 1983 in Solingen, Germany. She currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Lux has exhibited extensively in the United States and throughout Europe. Recent solo presentations include Connect-I-Cut (with Stephanie Hahn), Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Winter, summer together, Martos Gallery, New York, NY; Label the Shapes, Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles, CA; To Whom It May Concern, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy. She received an MFA from New York University, NY in 2012 and graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a Master Student in 2010.