New York artist Lothar Osterburg will lecture on his work in and the art of photogravure on Thursday, January 27 at Tulane University. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Stone Auditorium, room 210 in the university’s Woldenberg Art Center.
This lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored through the Newcomb College Institute.
Osterburg, who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship last year, as well an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has studied and worked in photogravure printmaking for well over two decades, since moving to the United States from Germany in the 1980s.
The Brooklyn-based artist suggests that working in photogravure allows him to speak to lost times and faraway places, and realize a romantic, ideal universe. “The underlying theme of my work, reflected in the proliferation of sailboats and spacecrafts, rushing waters, and barren arctic landscapes, is the freedom discovered in travels to unknown lands juxtaposed with the reality that the scenes are staged, created in the artist’s studio.”
Image: Lothar Osterburg, Vaulted Trailer Park, Photogravure with color aquatint and scraping on Somerset White, 2010