by Liv Vaisberg
Posted on Ponyhoffreshpaint – 06/09/2011
EBERHARD HAVEKOST works as many of his con-temporaries at the intersection between photography and painting, abstraction and representation. He bases his work on preexisting pictures (photographs or video found around, in films, on the internet or made by himself), like many do. What I find interesting is that he digitally reworks the images he finds or takes in order to distance the final painted work towards the original source. But most interestingly, it also reveals the interdependence between the traditional medium of painting and new digital media and techniques. Painting, which claims a regained privileged status towards the overabundance of photographs and films also seems to need to build on them. And Havekost is not the only one to work like this!