David Schutter, born 1974, lives and works in Chicago. David Schutter’s practice is a form of phenomenological study that discusses the distances and problems encountered when making a painting. His works are as much performative re-enactments of specific canonical sources as they are discreet paintings and drawings, and as such form a painter’s repertory of extended rehearsals. These investigations are not homage, but instead a way toward understanding continued expectations that paintings function along historical values.
Jurriaan Benschop is an essayist, art critic and curator who lives in Berlin. He is a frequent contributor to Artforum International and his recent exhibitions include As If, At Home at Box Freiraum (Berlin, Germany, 2016), The Appearance at Galerie Born (Berlin, Germany, 2016) and A Painter’s Hand at Donopoulos IFA gallery (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2015).