The artist Caro Jost in the footsteps of Hans Hofmann

An art matinee on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in the Museum Lothar Fischer

After studying literature and law, Caro Jost, born in Munich in 1965, moved to New York in 2000 and began studying art there, which she later continued in Munich. In America she developed her artistic technique of street prints, works of art on canvas. Using a special process, Caro Jost takes real impressions of street and pavement reliefs and indirectly captures the traces of the past.
The artist very often proceeds in this way in her work and thus primarily explores the past of others. She also dedicated a street print to the German-American painter Hans Hofmann and gave this work, created in 2010, the title “Push & Pull”. It is an allusion to a famous painting by Hofmann that is currently in the exhibition “Hans Hofmann. Chimbote – Colors for the New City” can be seen in the Lothar Fischer Museum.

Caro Jost, Push and Pull, 2010-2012. Foto: Rainer Hermann

In 2008, Caro Jost began her research into the former locations where the Abstract Expressionists – including Hans Hofmann – lived and worked in New York. But Hans Hofmann also traces them artistically in Munich and Provincetown/Massachusetts. With empathy and commitment, Jost followed the different paths of numerous artists such as Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning, but also followed in the footsteps of the famous gallery owner Peggy Guggenheim in New York. Caro Jost visited former artist studios, apartments, bars and meeting places. Not only did numerous of their street prints come from these special locations, but also extremely interesting film sequences. The material eventually turned into a 45-minute documentary titled Final Traces of the Abstract Expressionists.

In the art matinee on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10.30 a.m., Caro Jost will not only present her work, but the documentary film will also be shown.

The Galerie Rettberg in Munich, Gabelsbergerstraße 51, is also presenting the exhibition “Caro Jost. all-in-one”.

Admission 5 €, registration is not required.

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