Body Motion Target #1

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Acrylic on Canvas 2010
65 × 65 in 165.1 × 165.1 cm

About Body Motion Target #1

With its bold form and striking black palette, this large circular painting by Yvonne Lammerich makes a dramatic contemporary statement. The actual scale of the circle is related to the artist’s body—who created this image by extending her arms, paintbrush in hand and moving across the surface of the canvas. A close examination of this work reveals circles within circles emanating from a defined target. Lammerich is known for her innovative, interpretative abstracted work that has chartered a unique path on both the national and international art scene. One of a limited series.

“Though neither painting is really only black or white, we will hold them in our mind as such, they address both the need and limits of definition.“ 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.

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.