Silke Otto Knapp

Silke Otto-Knapp, Scenery with Frontispiece, 2017. Image courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Silke Otto-Knapp, Scenery with Frontispiece, 2017. Image courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Silke Otto-Knapp (b. 1970, Osnabrück, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. At the centre of the works of Otto-Knapp is the construct of the stage. Motifs range from choreographed groups of figures, historical stage sets as well as pared down landscapes. Otto-Knapp works with watercolour on canvas using a process of removal and accumulation of pigment in order to create spaces where the flatness of the pictorial space intersects with an illusionistic construction of space.

Recent exhibitions include Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA (2017); Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (2017); greengrassi, London, UK (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2016); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2015); Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2014); Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2014); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2014); Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Ville de Québec, Canada (2012); and Tate Britain, London, UK (2011).