Christopher Wool, Exhibition view, Secession 2001, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Christopher Wool

September 13 – November 11, 2001

At the Secession, the American artist Christopher Wool continues the presentation of works questioning the boundaries of the genre of painting or painting within the process of painting. Wool’s works are essentially a continuous dissolution and rematerialization of composition. They are a constant analysis of form, line, color, framework, arrangement and representation. The significance of his works is found in the suspensions and cancellations that define his pictures. Instead of a “concrete” statement, the pictures demonstrate the process of physical or intellectual work in the act of creating art and embody a constant awareness of the process of the genesis of the work itself.


Christopher Wool, born in Chicago in 1955, lives and works in New York City.