A retrospective of Rauch's delirious painting
Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, each signed by Neo Rauch.
Rife with anachronisms, peopled with seemingly random figures busy doing rather surreal things, and painted in a wide range of muted hues, Neo Rauch's paintings look like Soviet-era illustrations that have shifted into a Lynchian parallel dimension
. Set in a variety of industrial locations such as power plants, factories, military buildings, 1950s apartment blocks, and construction sites, the paintings evoke societal ideals somehow gone wrong; the hard-working subjects never seem to be doing anything practical or useful and the disjointed narratives are mind-boggling in their dramatic incoherence. Looking at a Neo Rauch painting, one has the intense urge to psychoanalyze it as if it were one's own bewildering dream.