Altaurie - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Kaspar Kägi
Altaurie

19 Aug - 4 Sep 2021

In recent years, the painting works of Kaspar Kägi have graced the Australian art scene with an original visual language that is unlike any other artist currently in practice. Pacing between graphic illustration and traditional painting, Kägi’s heightened hues and weightless forms hurl the still life genre to a place unexplored by his contemporaries. At moments well-rounded, on occasion flat, the surface of Kägi’s paintings vibrate with energy and imagination. Every piece of this artists creative sensitivity is instilled in the fabric of these remarkable works.

Today it is our pleasure to open Altaurie, Kaspar Kägi’s second Michael Reid online exhibition.

Reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, the painting works of Kaspar Kägi are characterised by their delicate employment of acrylic paint. Rendered with methodical detail and achieved using paint marker pens that have had their ink replaced by hand mixed pigments, the compositions of Kägi’s still life paintings dispose of any unnecessary visual noise. Flowers, vessels, fruit and garden weeds are all reduced to their purest forms. Each painting from the studio of Kaspar Kägi can be identified by their compositional clarity, a clarity that is not lost in the complexity of his intricate painting methods.

Altaurie is Kaspar Kägi’s third exhibition with Michael Reid online, which follows his February 2021 sell out debut solo.

Kaspar Kägi was introduced to Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin followers when he participated in a curated group exhibition of contemporary artists working with high volume colour. NOW IN COLOUR, 2020 exhibited at Michael Reid Berlin, a show which launched just as the world’s attention was seized by the coronavirus pandemic. During this period Kaspar’s unique articulation of the still life genre inspired collectors in the USA, Europe and Australia.

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Still Life (Green Vase), 2021

    56 × 56 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Kaspar Kägi- Altaurie, installation view I

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Composition, 2021

    61 × 51 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Gerberas, 2021

    54 × 40 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Kaspar Kägi- Altaurie, installation view II

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Bottle with Paper Daisies, 2021

    40 × 32 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Still Life (Potted Plant), 2021

    35.5 × 25 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Kaspar Kägi- Altaurie, installation view III

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Nasturtiums, 2021

    61 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Composition with Vase and Heirloom Tomatoes, 2021

    44 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Pumpkin I, 2021

    29.5 × 42 cm
    $1,000
  • Kaspar Kägi
    Still Life (Dried Flowers), 2021

    28 × 25.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Pumpkin II, 2021

    29.5 × 42 cm
    $1,000
  • Kaspar Kägi
    Poppies, 2021

    42 × 29.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Kaspar Kägi
    Still Life, 2021

    29.5 × 42 cm

    SOLD

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