Editions

Lisa Holzer
»Keep All Your Friends«

01 Lisa Holzer Edition

Keep All Your Friends #1, 2018

Finger paint tactile color on pigment print on cotton paper 
Box frame of white-glazed lime wood
40 x 30,9 cm (15.7 x 12.2 inches)
Series of 13 unique works + 2 AP

990 Euro

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Keep All Your Friends (2018)

Keep All Your Friends is the title of a song by Art & Language and the Red Krayola from their 1975 album Corrected Slogans, that Lisa Holzer borrowed as the title for her solo show in London, at Rowing Gallery, in 2015. The edition of the same title features one of the motifs that were used to advertise her show.

A photo print depicts leftovers of a birthday cake – (birthday) party colors gone awry ... The fact that the photograph is not quite in focus renders the picture almost abstract. Each of the thirteen edition pieces has a unique visual and tactile character as, for each, the artist has applied different dabs of finger paint which protrude from the photographed backdrop. The artist herself reads these colored splotches as the picture's own puke – nervous colorful puke …

Keep All Your Friends #1, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #2, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #6, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #7, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #8, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #9, 2018

Keep All Your Friends #12, 2018

About Lisa Holzer

Lisa Holzer (born in Vienna, Austria in 1971) uses framed photographic prints to create playful compositions of image, text and material. Often using food as point of departure, her motifs are rendered formless and abstracted to develop a painterly quality. Juxtaposing image with fragments of personal text she conjures meanings and relationships which are not always defined. Adding to that, the artist applies materials such as dabs of acrylic paint or drops of polyurethane on the glass of the framed work, which she interprets as sweat, tears, or other substances secreted by her works. Lisa Holzer is busy with desire. By enforcing relationships among food, digestion, emotions and body, she explores what lies underneath today's increasingly glossy and easily consumable surfaces.

Lisa Holzer has a background in photography. She studied at the Graphische (Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt) and later at the School for Artistic Photography with Friedl Kubelka in Vienna. Her works have been exhibited at Rowing London, New Museum New York, Salzburger Kunstverein, Halle für Kunst und Medien Graz, 21er Haus Vienna, MAK Vienna, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, among other international galleries and institutions. Today based in Berlin, she is represented by Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna and Gillmeier Rech in Berlin.

Read our story with Lisa Holzer in her studio.

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