No.71 Johann Groebner

06. 03. 2012

…There is a pictorial slang somewhere between Gerhard Richter, Luc Tuymans but more like that of Asger Jorn.1 Like Jorn – who preferred to “treat theoretical matter as an expressionist material” – Groebner’s work falls into a “disfiguring” tradition rather than a purely postmodern pastichist one. As with Guy Debord and Jorn’s collaborative efforts in screen printed over-view maps of Paris, Groebner attempts to rejig the instrumentalism of mapping imagery and state control.2

Johann Groebner
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts-studio major
The University of Toronto
Anthropology and Religious studies