Anne Speier at Efremidis / Berlin

 Anne Speier

Dienstag bis Sonntag

16 October 2021 – 18 November 2021



Six of the seven pictures in this exhibition were painted on
a particular day of the week, namely the one whose name they bear as their
title. I wanted to try out whether a vague feeling for colors, which the days
have in my imagination, would be transferred this way onto the canvas. At
first, it was confusing to jump back and forth between the paintings at such a
fast pace, but it was confusing in a dynamic and productive way. After a few
months, changing between the works became too fast for me, and the rhythm
dissolved. I always continued to paint where I knew to go on. However, the
paintings were so advanced that the days of the week had taken over. The days
occupied the paintings. As a consequence, I often lost the sense of when in the
week I actually was.


After a while, some mossy patches started to form and spread
over the surfaces. The picture Finale is only moss—an open door, a way out of
the exhibition.


– Anne Speier



Anne Speier (*1977, Frankfurt am Main) lives and works in
Vienna. She has exhibited (selection) at Secession, Vienna; MUMOK (Museum of
Modern Art), Vienna; Meyer Kainer, Vienna; Silberkuppe, Berlin; Galerie der
Stadt Schwaz, Tirol; Portikus, Frankfurt; What Pipline, Detroit, Belvedere 21er
Haus Vienna; Greene Naftali, New York and Gregor Staiger, Zürich.