Limited Edition of 10
25.4 × 21.1 in (64.6 × 53.7 cm)
One-color screen print
Handmade, 310gsm, vintage Hahnemühle paper with deckle edge and watermark en verso
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil
Some imperfections and textural anomalies may be present, lending character and uniqueness to each piece. Silkscreen printing produces a very distinctive look and may vary slightly from print to print, making your limited edition a truly unique work of art
Includes Certificate of Authenticity stamped by Another Fine Mess
Frame NOT included
Edition Nº AFM-2
The found image present in the work is from research surrounding The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, which took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, 1965. The image contradicts, yet is reminiscent of, a cliche postcard / greeting card one might send or receive from a beautiful place like Los Angeles. Amongst the ignorance and despair, I also found in this short, inviting sentence so much hope.
Malte Zenses is a German artist who lives and works in Berlin. With ironic nonchalance, his work expands the vocabulary of abstract painting and new realism by pointedly integrating the zeitgeist of his generation through autobiographical fragments. Precisely placed letters and characters become ciphers of experiences behind what is visible. Since the beginning of his studies, Zenses has exhibited his projects around the world - most recently in Cologne, Hamburg, Lucerne, Nuremberg, Los Angeles and New York. He has been studying at the Kunstakdemie Düsseldorf under Andreas Schulze since 2014. Zenses previously studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach under Wolfgang Luy.
German b. 1987, Solingen, based in Berlin