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Corinne Wasmuht

Llanganuco Falls


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Corinne Wasmuht's elaborate, large-scale paintings combine seemingly contradictory elements. Created by means of an extremely slow and meticulous process, their effect is one of rapid visual overflow. To produce them the artist digitally composes a collage of images she selects from her extensive visual archive. She then projects the composition onto a wooden surface and paints it, using a methodical process of layering that arrests the fleeting digital image. The imagery in Llanganuco Falls loosely references one of the most spectacular natural areas in Peru, Huascaran National Park, replete with mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and lagoons (one of which is named Llanganuco). The waterfalls cascading down (and up) the painting feed into each other and form basins that serve as mirrors for ever more streams of flowing water, complicating and ultimately disabling spatial orientation with multiple perspectives on the same or different views. Figurative yet abstract, grounded in reality yet fictional, the grand scale, luminous colors, and visual complexity of this work draw the viewer into a pictorial space of both contemplation and overstimulation. [Permanent collection label, 2022]

  • Artist Corinne Wasmuht (German, b. 1964)
  • Title Llanganuco Falls
  • Date 2008
  • Medium Oil on 2 wood panels
  • Dimensions overall | 117 1/4 x 153 9/16 in. (overall)
  • Credit line University purchase with funds from the David Woods Kemper Memorial Foundation, 2011
  • Object number WU 2011.0005 a-b

Corinne Wasmuht: Selected Works
Savannah College of Art and Design Museum (Savannah, Georgia), 02/16/2016 - 06/12/2016

Contemporary German Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 05/03/2013 - 09/07/2013

Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art from Germany
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 01/09/2012

Corinne Wasmuht—Superacity
Kunsthalle Nürnberg (Nürnberg, Germany), 03/11/2010 - 05/16/2010

Corinne Wasmuht
Petzel (New York, New York), 09/04/2008 - 10/04/2008

Purchased from Friedrich Petzel Gallery (New York, NY); Purchased with funds from James M. Kemper Jr. (Kansas City, MO)

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