“In her Public Paintings, Caro Jost refers to the Summer of 2001 in New York City, where a year earlier, she had begun her career as an artist at the Art Students League. Riveted by the pulsating life in this city of winners and losers, the artist began putting together her personal archive of material and photographs. Even today, her time spent there continues to determine the paths she pursues in her work in general. Whereas earlier on, art historical themes had been central to her work, in her new series of work, Caro Jost focuses on topics of public life. In this case, she resorts to pamphlets for evening courses she had picked up and collected on the streets, in the subways, or in public places back then in New York. She transfers these pamphlets to the canvas as paintings, whereby she intentionally omits individual information. Whereas pamphlets are increasingly disappearing from our everyday lives, the urge for self-improvement revealed in the messages of these courses offered is more present than ever before, above all in the social media. Because Caro Jost detaches the text from its original context, these old documents, most likely printed for a large circulation and mass-distribution back then, are now one-of-a-kind attests to their time. As she works, Caro Jost not only appropriates the aesthetics and language of the ad, she also internalizes the spirit of the times inherent in these objects. Due to her archival approach and the artistic appropriation of foreign materials, artworks by Caro Jost may be brought into connection with Appropriation Art.”
Lisa Stoiber, Munich, 2019

WALK THE TALK, Galerie Rettberg, Munich 2019. Installation view/photo: Florian Holzherr
WALK THE TALK, Galerie Rettberg, Munich 2019. Installation view/photo: Florian Holzherr

FORGOTTEN IN THE UNIVERSE
Epoxy, acrylic, ink on canvas
New York/Munich, 2001+2019
43,3 x 27,5 inch / 110 x 70 cm

EVERYONE CAN BE A STAR
Epoxy, acrylic, ink on canvas
New York/Munich, 2001+2019
43,3 x 27,5 inch / 110 x 70 cm

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