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Gagosian Artist Spotlight

Mark Grotjahn

In my work I create problems and then solve them in order to feel peace

Gagosian Artist Spotlight

One Artist, One Work, One Week




In his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Mark Grotjahn interweaves and revitalizes various historical modes of abstraction, probing the limits between gesture and geometry, impulse and exactitude. His works unfold according to precise yet mutating rubrics, resulting in an expansive vocabulary of visual motifs that migrate from one series to the next in almost obsessive permutations. By finding variations within his immediately identifiable style, Grotjahn reveals the complexities of authorial gesture.


Artist Spotlight: Mark Grotjahn features a recent work by the artist on gagosian.com


About Gagosian Artist Spotlight


As arts institutions worldwide temporarily close their doors to support efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibitions everywhere are being canceled, postponed, or curtailed. For artists who have invested time, energy, and resources preparing shows now directly affected by the health crisis, Gagosian is launching Artist Spotlighta new, multifaceted program that invites individual artists to use the gallery’s online channels as an open platform, to present their work to the world and continue generating support for their studios.


Each week, Gagosian will be unveiling a rich weave of editorial features every Wednesday—including videos, interviews, essays, artists’ playlists, and more—providing insights into artistic practice and process, inspirations and influences. Each Friday at 6am edt, the gallery will present a single artwork exclusively online page, making it available with pricing information for forty-eight hours only.

Portrait: Photo by Olivier Zahm
Video: Mark Grotjahn: New Capri, Capri, Free Capri, Gagosian 555 W 24th Street, New York, October 30–December 22, 2018; artwork © Mark Grotjahn. Courtesy Gagosian.

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