Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
120 x 80 cm
Patina Paintings (Gebrauchsbilder) are ready-made canvases in standard formats that Karin Sander leaves at a selected location for a limited, defined period of time. Over time, traces of the environment, like dust, stains, marks of rain, snow or earth, start to be visible on the canvas.
This specific canvas was placed on the facade of the exhibition space Le Plateau in March and April 2014 on the occasion of Sander's participation in an exhibition at FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris. Sander's canvas was apparently purposefully sought out by local graffiti artists and integrated into their urban interventions.