Body Record (Water)

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Acrylic on Canvas 2008
85 × 85 in 215.9 × 215.9 cm

About Body Record (Water)

Introspective and innovative—Yvonne Lammerich’s bold contemporary artwork always inspires. Here circles radiate outward from a target in the center of a neutral canvas rendered in a fresh palette of grays, lilac, turquoise and bright green. This richly textured painting’s scale is in direct proportion to the artist’s body. Using one arm extended and holding a paintbrush, Lammerich moved across the canvas ‘leaving a trace of this motion and vibration of the living breathing body.’ This painting can be displayed as either a diamond or a square.

“The circular target is not just an arbitrary visual model for a focal point of arrival but is itself inscribed by the primary actions of the body in its fullest extension on a surface.” Yvonne Lammerich

“…her pictorial space emanates from the body complex as multivalent emotive states linked by their common centre. She identifies this with the notion of the fold or folding as an unremitting flow of transparency and reflections of image into text and back again." James Campbell, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf.

This artwork can be displayed as a diamond shape (85 x 85 inches) or also as a square shape (60 x 60 inches).

Yvonne Lammerich was born in Germany in 1946. She emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. Lammerich attended the Ontario College of Art and also received a master’s in art history from Concordia University in Quebec. She furthered her studies and acquired a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. While pursuing her own art, she also taught at York University, OCAD University, the University of Lethbridge, and Zayed University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is held in numerous private and public collections