RAUMX is starting it's new year with a show with works on paper by London based painter Katrina Blannin and Cologne based multi discipline artist Volker Saul .Volker Sauls paper cuts are designs which come about as freehand drawings on standard DIN A4 pages. Using a fineliner pen, he draws lines that come together as form, with no preliminary draft, planning or correction; ideas for forms develop during the drawing act as an individual form or as a sequence of several forms on the page. A selection of these configurations is transferred by projection to larger pages and then cut out using a scalpel. For further treatment he uses both what has been cut out and the surface from which the cut has been made.
Katrina Blannin's prints are showing the process of experimenting with simple systems, as well as palindromic and isochromatic structures, aims to produce paintings with a logical clarity; both spatial and material in character. Methodologies for reading historical paintings are re-examined and transformed into new visual investigations which in turn ask questions about the concrete and constructivism in art; reflexively generating new modes of apprehension.