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Markus Baldegger: Recent Paintings

October 1 - November 15, 2014

Markus Baldegger is a Swiss-born painter who is now based in Belgium and Germany. “Markus Baldegger: Recent Paintings”, on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from October 1 – November 15, 2014, marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

“Recent Paintings” is a survey of Markus Baldegger’s work from the past few years. He approaches painting more cognitively; the aim of his work is not narrative but is reduced rather to the possibilities of color itself. For Baldegger, painting is the opportunity to perceive things differently: different forms of light, changes of light, changes during the day, light in the early morning and in the evening. It is impossible for Baldegger to replicate a painting, as the thought is then gone, the situation has passed, and nothing can be repeated. The process of painting is dedicated to the moment, imponderable, versatile, and full of possibilities.

Painting since the 1980’s, Markus Baldegger has had an extensive and successful career in Europe with museum exhibitions at the Siegerland Museum (Siegen, Germany), the Leonhardi Museum (Dresden, Germany), and the Daniel-Pöppelmann Museum (Herford, Germany).

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