Sven Drühl (bilingual)

Apokryphe Landschaften / Apocryphal Landscapes



ISBN: 9783775746342 Category:


For around two decades the works of Sven Drühl have always referred to works of art by other artists. They are pictures about pictures-abstractions of a second order. Drühl uses a special technique involving oils, lacquer, and silicon to produce mainly landscape or architectural motifs that represent a kind of repositioning, in the sense of a remix. In the past eight years his work method has inverted itself. In his lacquer paintings Drühl turns the gaze around, no longer referring to works by Ferdinand Hodler or Caspar David Friedrich. Now, he starts with photographs by his fellow artists, such as Sebastião Salgado, and even more recently, with virtual sources from the contexts of virtual reality and gaming. These vectors are translated into realistic-looking paintings, but the landscapes thus created no longer have anything to do with real landscape.

Additional information

Weight 1008 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 19 August 2020
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.9 x 28.7 cm
Weight 1008 g
SVEN DRÜHL (*1968, Nassau) studied art and mathematics. He became internationally known through his compilations of famous landscape paintings. With a PhD in art theory, he is also an author and editor of publications on contemporary art.