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Published on Jun 29, 2012
From the postcards she collected from trips around the world, daily snapshots of her surroundings taken with her camera (lately with an iPhone), Swiss artist Caro Niederer painted some colorful canvases that explore the intersection of artistic creation and everyday life. Niederer's works encompass a variety of mediums, from painting, sculpture, video and tapestry. The New York debut exhibition examines her paintings from the early 1990s till the more recent ones. The earlier works on view are a series of small canvases presenting images from Kama Sutra as well as postcards from her trip in Kyoto. The recent works took on a much bigger scale while turning focus to her more familiar surroundings, a kitchen table with a vase of flowers, a street in front of her home, the basketball court where her kids play. Standing out from the vibrant color palette offered in her paintings, are two sepia-toned "Brown Paintings." Like blown up old-time photographs, the paintings exude a warm and gentle light that guides us through her distillation of what she calls the "common subjects." "Caro Niederer. Paintings" is currently on view at Hauser & Wirth New York. It runs through July 27.