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Jorg Scheibe, Recycler

Mehr (Midtown) Gallery
436 West 18th Street
March 8 - April 7, 2007
Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6 - 8 PM
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Recycler features his most recent series of abstract oil paintings ranging in scale from 4’ to 7’. Scheibe’s dynamic paintings borrow their movement and shape shifting abilities from a 21st century futurism, seamlessly mutating forms against high-colored grounds. By turns conveying sci-fi landscape or Pop bursts of drama, Scheibe abandons all recognizable imagery in exchange for pools of molten color. In doing so, he puts a spin on the tradition of oil painting by contextualizing it through the means of the digital age.

The paintings are reflective of abstract futuristic objects and landscapes. Scheibe chooses bold and compelling colors palettes, which swim together dictating the space of each work as well as the forms. There is a fluidity within these paintings that is at once refreshing and enticing, enabling the viewer to follow his meandering colors as they move through melding forms and shifting space, sometimes stopping and becoming stuck in dense fields of flat color.
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