Untitled (1631)


18 panels: glass reinforced polyester resin, polyurethane paint

100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.) (each) Overall dimensions: 291 × 646 × 15.3 cm (114 9/16 × 254 5/16 × 6 in.)

A large composition that looks like a three-dimensional tapestry, Untitled (1631) consists of 18 panels of glass-reinforced resin with a baroque motif that is repeated to form a homogeneous whole. The work’s patterns and title evoke a fantasy version of Baroque art, but the evenly applied black paint give Untitled (1631) a thoroughly modern aspect.

The contrasts of Untitled (1631) are characteristic of Stingel's approach, where patterns and textures proliferate in an exploration of memory and vanitas. The influence of rococo art recurs repeatedly in his work. This impressively monumental ornamental work recalls his installations of wall carpets.

The painting Untitled (1631) by Rudolf Stingel is in the Pinault Collection. It was first exhibited during the "Sequence 1" show at the Palazzo Grassi in 2007.