Henriette Grahnert does humorous Bad Painting in the field of abstraction. Her intentionally disfigured and smeared paintings show, that "shattered-painting" not always leads to a cool picture. The big gesture of inundate and the void idea often only result in an average, boring painting. In this way Grahnert undermines expectations. Her compositions, sometimes provided with figurative pieces, remind the viewer of Neo-Geo-ironizations of John M. Armleder, but they are painted much worse on purpose. Sometimes a few rectangles stagger on the surface, then there are simplest patterns or motifs of the Alps, which are abruptly broken off and interrupted by rough brush strokes. The partly very funny titles show the ironic aspect in the tradition of Kippenberger and Oehlen.
Catalogue with 79 coloured and 6 black and white figures in offset print, designed by Toni Schönbucher
Paperback, 200 pages, 17x24,5 cm, edition of 500