about

Kirsten Hutsch work investigates the relation between the real and the image. Her current work represents an ontological move away from postmodernism, embracing a new form of materialism, in which the status of the object in its actual, material and sensory ambiguity is acknowledged. Hutsch applies simple, anti-heroic gesture to the canvas, the sort left by a janitor’s mop, or a window cleaner’s squeegee. By using such daily, common or even mundane gestures inherent in humble workmanlike duties she occupies an area normally reserved for an artistic sensibility. In her quest for catching the Real, the conventional methodologies of depiction are subverted to bring about a specific reality.