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Cristian Andersen

*1974 Denmark, lives and works in Zurich cristianandersen.com/

  • Ohne Titel 1, 2019
  • UV direct printing on Pavatex sheet
  • Edition of: 25
  • Dimensions: 64,50 cm x 47,00 cm x 0,03 cm
  • Production: Flurin Müller, Goldschnitt, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 2, 2019
  • UV direct printing on Pavatex sheet
  • Edition of: 25
  • Dimensions: 64,50 cm x 47,00 cm x 0,03 cm
  • Production: Flurin Müller, Goldschnitt, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 3, 2019
  • UV direct printing on Pavatex sheet
  • Edition of: 25
  • Dimensions: 64,50 cm x 47,00 cm x 0,03 cm
  • Production: Flurin Müller, Goldschnitt, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 4, 2019
  • UV direct printing on Pavatex sheet
  • Edition of: 25
  • Dimensions: 64,50 cm x 47,00 cm x 0,03 cm
  • Production: Flurin Müller, Goldschnitt, Zurich
  • CHF 400.00
  • available
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Series

  • Set (alle 4 Arbeiten 2019)
  • Edition of: 25
  • Production: Flurin Müller, Goldschnitt, Zurich
  • CHF 1500.00
  • available
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In his works, Cristian Andersen combines classical elements from painting with elements and symbols from the digital world. He uses everyday materials such as concrete slabs, which he prints on large surfaces, as the basis for his characteristic compositions.

In the four prints developed for the Edition VFO, Pavatex sheets are used as a background for "digital painting". These are printed using a UV direct printing process, which enables a particularly high luminosity and thus picks up the radiant screen aesthetics. The works are reminiscent of a contemporary interpretation of the abstract vocabulary of a Mirós, the ironic pictorial world of the pop of a Michel Majerus and the loose pictorial structure of a Dadaist collage sheet.
Here the canvas is aesthetically transformed into a screen, but through the tactile quality of the print and the analogous background it refers all the more to the technical, handcrafted component of the works. Andersen uses a pavatexpanel as a painting ground from the everyday world and contrasts it with a digital-looking vocabulary of forms, which the artist adapts in image-processing programs or creates from scratch. In his choice of motif, Andersen refers to the elements of light and shadow and the gesture in painting. Thus, spontaneously painted elements were photographed, multiplied and duplicated within the series. Individual elements, like drops of paint raised to objects that cast a shadow.

UV direct printing is the only printing process that can print on any substrate and lies like a net on the surface of the 3mm thick plate. Besides the colour layer of the print, milled elements form another haptic layer. The result is a powerful series of works that integrates the print and the carrier equally into the formation of the works.
The UV direct printing process used is comparable to silkscreen printing, only that a finer resolution can be achieved. Which allows photorealistic elements as well as fine gradients. As with silkscreen, a wide variety of surfaces can be printed.
Andersen makes full use of these possibilities, by deepening and exploring the technique. Thus, the prints applied to "Pavatex" are partially underlaid with white paint of varying intensity. This results in a stronger haptic on the one hand, and a different brilliance of the surfaces on the other. The applied prints must have a very high resolution to achieve the given sharpness. This in turn requires a high computing power of the computer on which the pictures were digitally painted.

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