Irene Grau | The Carrier




With The Carrier, Irene Grau encompasses a series of actions that she carried out in the Swiss Alps during the summer months of 2018, referencing the practice of hiking as well as the traditions of landscape painting and monochrome painting.

In this project, the Spanish artist set herself the premise of creating a series of backpack paintings and using them to undertake a series of hikes in the footsteps of important Swiss landscape painters such as Caspar Wolf, Alexandre Calame, Aberli, François Diday and Ferdinand Hodler.

The aim was to reconstruct the walks of these painters in the alpine mountains and to revive them. Each backpack painting, which is always based in size and color palette on a painting by one of these famous Swiss painters, was painted outdoors shortly before heading out on the hike, so that the drying process of the painting corresponds to the course of the hike.

In addition, each painting is supplemented by notes in the form of a booklet that includes the route, elevation information, time, and photographic documentation of the hike. In this way, the landscape adheres to the painting on a physical level.

It is fair to say that Irene Grau is a conceptual pleinarist (open-air painter) who assumes that the work is 'only' what remains of an experience that goes far beyond a traveled landscape or studied architecture. She is aware that the pictorial translation of this experience always remains incomplete. Nevertheless, her works always have enough clues to allow the viewer to reconstruct the path she has taken and to orient himself in his own perception.


We are pleased to invite you to the second solo exhibition of the Spanish artist Irene Grau in our gallery.



Contact:

hst@galerieheikestrelow.de

www.galerieheikestrelow.de





Irene Grau
The Carrier, NIESSEN / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

81 x 100 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, DENTS DU MIDI / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

65 x 100 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, BREITHORN / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

70 x 77 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, TOUR NOIR / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

65 x 81 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, DENTS BLANCHES / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

65 x 92 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, LE GRAMMONT / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

60 x 81 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, GELTENSCHUSS / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

82 x 54 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, GRAND MUVERAN / Ferdinand Hodler, 2018 - 2022

50 x 73 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, RHONE GLACIER / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

Painting #1: 54 × 76 cm; Painting #2: 24 × 39 cm
Oil on canvas, pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 5,200 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, SEEBERGSEE / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

54 x 76 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, DAUBENSEE GEMMIBAHN / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

54 x 86 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, WETTERHORN / Alexandre Calame, 2018 - 2022

49 x 39 cm
Oil on canvas on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, JUNGFRAU MASSIF / Alexandre Calame, 2018 - 2022

50 x 71 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, MELCHSEE + JOCH PASS /Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

22.3 x 36.3 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 3,800 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, SENTIER DES BOUQUETINS / Arnold Böcklin, 2018 - 2022

33 x 42.5 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, LAKE LUCERNE / Alexandre Calame, 2018 - 2022

27 x 41 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, OBERHASLI VALLEY / Johann Ludwig Aberli, 2018 - 2022

24 x 35 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, BRIENZ / Johann Ludwig Aberli, 2018 - 2022

24 x 35 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, FINSTERAAR GLACIER / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

21.8 x 36.2 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, DAUBENSEE GEMMIPASS / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

22 x 36.2 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, ROCKY PATH / Alexandre Calame, 2018 - 2022

27 x 27 cm
Oil on canvas, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, GOTTHARDPASS / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

24 x 38.5 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, LUTSCHEN VALLEY / Alexandre Calame, 2018 - 2022

31.2 x 26.1 cm
Oil on canvas on board, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, GADMEN VALLEY / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

21.8 x 36.5 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, GRINDELWALD GLACIER / Caspar Wolf, 2018 - 2022

16 x 28 cm
Pencil and oil on cardboard, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)

Irene Grau
The Carrier, EIGER GLACIER / François Diday, 2018 - 2022

38 x 55 cm
Oil on paper on board, backpack handles, booklet
available
€ 2,400 (excl. VAT)