Friday, February 3, 2012


The sheer banality of packing materials can result in extremely beautiful objects.
Every artist who has just finished packing his sculpture or painting for transport has once or twice looked back satisfied at the aesthetic result.

The German painter Jochen Mühlenbrink made a series of 'packaging' paintings. Other series deal with themes like 'trucks', 'asphalt' or 'fires'. Most of these are oil on canvas or panel but some are 3-dimensional box shapes and others are composed of several hinged panels.

Wrap it up, I'll take it!

Jochen Mühlenbrink, 'Aus der Serie Pack' (2010)

Jochen Mühlenbrink, '7EK1L' (2011)

Jochen Mühlenbrink, 'IKE a' (2011)

Jochen Mühlenbrink, 'Mahlerkoffer' (2012)

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