Markus Linnenbrink – In Varieties of Abstraction

August 5, 2010


In Varieties of Abstraction Roberta Smith writes:


… An energizing place to finish is Markus Linnenbrink’s “NOMATTERWHEREYOUGOTHEREYOUARE,” a site-specific painting in the tiny storefront gallery Number 35 (39 Essex Street). Mr. Linnenbrink has covered the walls, ceiling and floor with narrow bands of vibrant color that all seem to rush toward a vanishing point in one corner that they never quite reach, at least not in unison. The colors on the floor are often shaded: green to orange, gray to violet. The colors on the walls drip and splatter over one another. It’s a great space to stand in and think about abstraction as an infinitely renewal energy source.