EVA OHLOW Ohne Titel #2 (Untitled #2) 1996 [R/V] - x +
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CN: OhlE1996unt2

MT: mixed media: pigment on PVC and caoutchouc (18x13x1)

TX: signed at rear center in German <Eva / Ohlow / 96>

CT: PTE Fine Arts, New York - 2008

LC: ACG Art Storage

CM: This Untitled work by Eva Ohlow is mixed media involving PVC, caoutchouc and pigments. PVC is a polyvinyl chloride that is widely used in construction because it is cheap, durable, and easy to produce. Caoutchouc is natural rubber originating in latex, a milky colloid produced by Hevea brasiliensis, the Pará rubber tree. The former is rigid, while the other is elastic. Pairs of both materials are placed under railway tracks as cushions to soften the vibration. Ohlow noticed the cushions, when used pieces were being replaced with new ones at a train station. She liked the idea of organic materials being used to deal with the enormous pressure of inorganic steel. In her studio, Ohlow painted the space between the pairs of cushions - earthy pigments for the opaque PVC and industrial color for the transparent caoutchouc. For Eva, "these artworks form short stories of every day life, passing by, not knowing who must suffer in order for trains to pass softly".

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2008]

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