Tillman Kaiser @ Saatchi Gallery

Tillman Kaiser shifts between painting and sculpture. Saatchi Gallery exhibited a group of paintings from 2007. Influenced by Surrealism and Bauhaus architecture Kaiser uses construction and collage strategies to create architectonic spaces. The paintings are oddly reminiscent of Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis with its totemic industrialized cities embedded with underground workers. This connection is heightened by Kaiser's severely limited palette that allows the complexity of form and his quirky collage materials space to slowly reveal itself to the viewer.

Tillman Kaiser, Chewing, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

detail: Tillman Kaiser, Chewing, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

detail: Tillman Kaiser, Chewing, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

Tillman Kaiser, Don't Know If I Look Up or Down, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"

detail: Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"



detail: Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"

Tillman Kaiser, Lead, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

Tillman Kaiser, Lead, 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas 

Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"

detail: Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"

detail: Tillman Kaiser, Gewinnspiel (Lottery), 2007, Silkscreen, egg tempera, paint on canvas, 35 x 53"

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