SVENJA DEININGER | CACHE
GALERIE MARTIN JANDA, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
16 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER, 2023
A cache is a temporary memory in which information is stored so that it can be accessed more quickly later. It is a place that is invisible to computer users, an intermediate realm in which something is stored without actively showing it until it is needed again. The French cache is in the term: the hiding place and the lair.
Svenja Deininger's painting recognises such hidden storage places, which are also hideouts – invisible zones for the viewer, without which the painting would not be what it is. She covers layers of colour with new layers without the former disappearing completely. Instead, they form a resonating space that gives the final painting its chromatic depth. Sometimes Deininger's canvases are painted with a luminous colour on the back, so that a muted hue radiates from behind onto the image composition on the front, without revealing where this soft glow is coming from
Image: Svenja Deininger, Untitled, 2023, oil on linen, 80 x 80 cm