We are pleased to present new work by the New York artist Mark Sheinkman. MEASURING THE VOID is his first solo exhibition in the Galerie für Zeichnung.
Sheinkman was born in 1963. He approaches drawing through a process whose formal language is both gesticulatory and geometrical, and central to which is the exploration of visual space through complex linear structures. The line can appear as an infinite continuum or as a cluster in which tonalities and curves of varying strength traverse the space in graceful turns or wild jerks. They follow a dynamic current, are set in motion, lose focus, seem to dissolve into imperceptibility, manifest themselves once again into a strong material presence. Sheinkman's work can certainly be seen within an American art-historical context. The rhythmic line of his drawings follows a visual tradition that may be described by the positions of Jackson Pollock and Brice Marden, among others, but which has been developed within a completely original form.