David Ostrowski

  • , F (Schöne Frauen bekommen), 2014
    Acrylic, lacquer and paper on canvas
    191 x 241 cm (framed)
  • , F (The Receptionist), 2014
    Acrylic on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Musik ist Scheisse), 2014
    Lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (A thing is a thing in a whole which it’s not), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Gee Vaucher), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (The Receptionist), 2014
    Acrylic on burlap, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (I would prefer not to), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (The Receptionist), 2014
    Acrylic on burlap, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Between Two Ferns), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (The Receptionist), 2014
    Acrylic on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Es gibt zu viel Ausland), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Julio Iglesias), 2014
    Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (H), 2014
    Acrylic, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2014
    acrylic on linen, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Imagine if), 2014
    Acrylic on burlap, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Auch die schönste Frau ist an den Füssen zu Ende, Nana’s feet), 2014
    Dirt on canvas, wood
    401 x 351 cm
  • , F (The Receptionist), 2014
    Acrylic on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2014
    Acrylic, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Still in Love), 2014
    Primer and paper on linen, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Musik ist Scheisse), 2014
    Lacquer on burlap, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Auch die schönste Frau ist an den Füssen zu Ende, Jeanne’s foot), 2014
    Lacquer and dirt on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (I will die forever), 2014
    Acrylic, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , Installation view, 2013
  • , Installation view, 2013
  • , Installation view, 2013
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), F (Dann lieber nein), 2011
  • , From bad to worse, 2013
    Los Angeles
  • , F (Don't Honk), 2012
    Lacquer and cotton on canvas, wood
    201 x 151 cm
  • , F (Between Two Ferns), 2013
    Oil, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    231 x 181 cm
  • , F (Auch die schoenste Frau ist an den Fuessen zu Ende, Allison's feet), 2012
    Acrylic, lacquer, cotton and paper on canvas, wood
    221 x 171 cm
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2011
    Oil and lacquer on cotton, glass frame
    53 x 42 cm
  • , F, Artothek, 2013
    Cologne
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2013
    Acrylic, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    241 x 191 cm
  • , F (Auch die schoenste Frau ist an den Fuessen zu Ende), 2011
    Oil, lacquer and paper on canvas
    165 x 120 cm
  • , F (Even the most beautiful woman ends at her feet), 2012
    Oil and lacquer on canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , F (Capture the dream), 2012
    Oil, lacquer, paper, cardboard and cotton on canvas, wood
    241 x 181 cm
  • , Relax/Outline Paintings, 2013
    Cologne
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2012
    Oil, lacquer and dirt on canvas, wood
    221 x 171 cm
  • , F (From bad two worse), 2013
    Oil, lacquer, paper and cardboard on canvas
    241 x 181 cm
  • , Tried and Failed, 2013
    BolteLang, Zuerich
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2012
    Lacquer and dirt on canvas, wood
    221 x 171 cm
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2012
    Oil, lacquer and wood on canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , F (Deutschland Deine Promis), 2013
    Oil, lacquer paper and cotton on canvas
    221 x 171cm
  • , F (Jet Grill), 2013
    Oil, lacquer and paper on canvas, wood
    241 x 181 cm
  • , F (Beauty Mantra), 2012
    Oil, lacquer, paper and adhesive foil on canvas, wood
    101 x 81 cm
  • , From bad to worse, 2013
    Los Angeles
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2012
    Lacquer and dirt on canvas, wood
    201 x 151 cm
  • , F (Dann lieber nein), 2012
    Lacquer and cotton on canvas, wood
    52 x 42 cm
  • , F (Auch die schoenste Frau ist an den Fuessen zu Ende), 2012
    Oil, lacquer and paper on canvas
    180 x 130 cm
  • , F (Between Two Ferns), 2012
    Oil, lacquer and adhesive foil on canvas
    200 x 150 cm
  • , F (Dann Lieber nein), 2012
    Oil, lacquer and adhesive foil on canvas
    221 x 171 cm
  • , F (Don't Honk), 2013
    Lacquer and dirt on canvas, wood
    241 x 171 cm

Experimenting with gesture and imperfection, the work of the Cologne-based artist David Ostrowski is characterized by the use of a reduced color palette on vast, nearly empty fields covered with occasional gestures and marks. In a minimalist and seemingly nonchalant style, the artist applies lacquer, spray paint and found materials - which he uses also for his collages. His compositions are imbued with contingency and the impossibility to revise or correct an action. The rough canvas resulting from these coincidences and mistakes invite the viewer to an haptic experience in which each of Ostrowski's elements seems to appear simultaneously by  chance and beauty.


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