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Silke Otto-Knapp
German, b. 1970

Bio
Silke Otto-Knapp’s practice involves rinsing away layers of watercolor on canvas to create a nearly transparent wash of paint in a ghostly and luminous effect. Otto-Knapp finds “hybrid positions with their unresolved status particularly interesting,” she has said. “It’s about putting the transparent quality of the paint into conflict with the clarity of the photographic image.” Focusing on subjects ranging from lush, near-abstract landscapes to moving figures, Otto-Knapp occasionally deviates from her muted palette to create vividly chromatic works, though always with a profusion of hazy light making figures indistinct. Like most of her paintings, the series “Winterlong” (2009) is based on photographs, used here to depict modern dancers in motion.
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Artwork
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Silke Otto-Knapp

Figure (Lydia), 2005

Sale Date: February 5, 2020

Auction Closed

 

Silke Otto-Knapp

Two Figures (Airplane), 2008

Sale Date: July 17, 2019

Auction Closed

 

Silke Otto-Knapp

Golden garden (Vista), 2005

Sale Date: October 31, 2012

Auction Closed

 

Silke Otto-Knapp

Two figures, 2004–2005

Sale Date: July 1, 2010

Auction Closed

 

Silke Otto-Knapp

“Group (Formation)”, 2020

Galerie Buchholz

Price on Request

 

Silke Otto-Knapp

At the Bride’s: The Braid, 2005

Sale Date: September 20, 2016

Auction Closed

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