Untitled (Sarouk)


Printed carpet

3,2 x 33,7 x 50,8 cm (chaque) Dimensions totales : 101,6 x 353,4 x 50,8 cm

A custom-made painted carpet covers the whole floor of the exhibition hall devoted to him: in 2006, one of Rudolf Stingel’s huge carpets took over Massimo de Carlo’s Milan gallery. An installation at the intersection of Persian craftsmanship, pictorial art and the work-turned-ornament, Untitled (Sarouk) breaks out of painting’s classical limitations to become an environment.

In 1991, Stingel began to make "carpets", often covering whole rooms, even the walls. In his quest to explore the relationship between painting and space, he transforms architecture into incredible paintings. In 2013, the artist did just that when he took over the entire Palazzo Grassi during the "Rudolf Stingel" show.

Reversing the spatial references usually established between the viewer and the painting, Stingel's Untitled (Sarouk) is in the Pinault Collection. It was first exhibited at the "Sequence 1" show in 2007 at the Palazzo Grassi.