I’m Thinking About Painting
In 2012, Selina Trepp commenced her durational performance “I work with what I have.” Since then she has only been using only the materials already present in her studio. In 2020, Trepp initiated a series of paintings titled, I’m Thinking About Painting. Within her self-depleting resource of materials are ten canvases. Each canvas is painted and overpainted, creating a topographic surface that acknowledges the painting’s rich history. Layers simultaneously reveal and hide objects – eyes, jeans, floral arrangements – to create a visual puzzle recalling memories and messages from the past.
Selina Trepp (Swiss/American b.1973) is an artist researching economy and improvisation.
Finding a balance between the intuitive and conceptual is a goal, living a life of adventure is a way, new perspectives coming out of courage mixed with joy are a result. She works across media, combining performance, installation, painting, and sculpture to create intricate setups that result in photos, drawings and animations.
In addition to the studio-based work, Selina is active in the experimental music scene. In this context she sings and plays the videolah, her midi controlled video synthesizer, to create projected animations in real-time as visual music. She performs with a varying cast of collaborators and as one half of Spectralina, her long running audiovisual collaboration with Dan Bitney.
Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel. Elevate provides hotel guests and visitors with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context of 21c’s contemporary art space.