Get Adobe Flash player homepage of the artist Sandra Gabel - Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW 2010, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (C) -27e Symposium international d’art contemporain, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Montreal in Canada (C) - College of Art Düsseldorf – Professor Albert Oehlen (painting) - College of Art Villa Arson – Professor Noël Dolla, Pascal Pinaud (painting / installation art), Nice - France Peinture déplaçable – from Post-it to High-pressure Cleaner The new room-filling works of artist Sandra Gabel convince by their extraordinary size and haptic characteristics. Sandra Gabel works on pasty color layers using a 600 bar high-pressure cleaner. Since her five-year stay in France, Sandra Gabel has been concerning herself with room-filling painting. Before long, the 34-year old developed the painting form “déplaçable”, which can easily be adapted to the most different kinds of rooms, while fully keeping its autonomy. In 2007, her installation “Poster post-it” takes up the wall completely – space turns into a piece of art. A mobile wallpaper is used for painting: like post-it notes on the wall, the painting can be taken off and put up elsewhere anytime. The so called “Ansichtspunkte” are next: self-adhesive color spots turning bus-stops, trains, refrigerators and persons into paintings. In the academic year 2007/2008, Sandra Gabel followed studies of painting with Albert Oehlen at the art college in Düsseldorf, Germany. During this time, the artist was looking for innovative ways of producing paintings while maintaining the traditional panel painting. Result: Canvases being covered up completely by pasty color layers and spots and then turning into „déplaçable paintings“ themselves. The color layers of the finished painting - which just have begun to dry - are taken off using sponges, brushes and a 600 bar high-pressure cleaner until the white canvas is shining through. In 2009, the artist started to apply her “Reversed Paintings” right on to the canvas roll. The painted canvas fills the room as far as possible and is not put on a frame but fixed on the wall directly. The rest of the canvas is kept rolled up next to the wall. After the exhibition the canvas is rolled up again. Sandra Gabel’s painting is influenced by “Support – Surface”. This experimental art trend came up in the sixties in France. It examines art and breaks it down into its basic elements. Support and surface are seperated and worked on seperatedly. The canvas frees itself from the frame and experiences new application forms. Sandra Gabel’s “Ansichtspunkte” which are based on a self-adhesive color the artist created herself continue this concept and constitute the basis of her new work in Düsseldorf. Sandra Gabel was born in Germany in 1975. After her studies of free art with Noël Dolla at the art college „Villa Arson“ in Nice/France, which she finished with distinction, and the studies of painting with Albert Oehlen at the art college “Kunstakademie Düsseldorf” in Germany she is now working as a free artist in Düsseldorf.