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January 17, 2012
Sandro Kopp There you are 25.01-04.02.12
by Kenny Campbell

Sandro Kopp’s There you are will feature a series of portraits painted from the artist’s skype-sittings with friends who become his paintings’ subjects. The artist has said of his work, “In exploring these questions – in trying to distill the essence of the difference between these modes of painting – I had the idea of paintings made during video-web-chats: a hybrid of a painting done from life and a painting done from a photograph. Stripping the elements of three-dimensionality and physical presence away, putting a lens (of the webcam) between me and my sitter – but maintaining the elements of time passing and conversation: of engagement.”

25 January - 4 February 2012
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
201 Chrystie Street, New York

Sandro Kopp