Wolfgang Gäfgen: Portfolios

Alsdorf Gallery

wolfgangWolfgang Gäfgen, Angles, 1981, portfolio of four mezzotints and one aquatint. Gift of Gilles A. Abrioux, 2003.4a-g.

Wolfgang Gäfgen, born in Germany and living in Paris, creates highly detailed, richly textured depictions of familiar objects. His recognizable subjects — drapery, jackets, suitcases — are treated as abstract form so they appear detached from a particular place, time, or nationality. Gäfgen’s approach represents a post-World War II interest in abstraction and an international perspective. Working primarily in  the laborious technique of mezzotint he creates masterful prints with lush surfaces and tonalities.

This exhibition is sponsored by the law firm Jenner & Block in honor of Gilles Abrioux.