by David Schnell and Tina Schulz. Published by Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art and Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany, 2006. First edition. Hardback, pictorial cloth. Quarto. 95pp. Illustrated. Fine.
The up-and-coming Leipzig painter David Schnell (b. 1971) employs elements of landscape in all of his edgy, large-scale canvases, but he is by no means a traditional landscape painter. A younger contemporary of Neo Rauch and Tim Eitel, Schnell uses oils, tempera and acrylics to render obsessive spaces that often feel as if they might engulf the viewer.