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Nicole Eisenman

Swimmers in the Lap Lane

  • Year1995
  • MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions99.1 x 129.5 cm
  • On viewCurrently not exhibited

More about the artwork

Nicole Eisenman regards “Swimmers in the Lap Lane” (1995) as one of her most important works from this period. In the painting, she succeeds in constructing a space of its own, one that functions contrary to spatial logic and is, perhaps precisely for this reason, so well suited to the depiction of sexual fantasies. Eisenman herself used to work as a lifeguard—this was before her coming out and in retrospect, she views the swimming pool as a place of refuge. She was fascinated by the weightlessness of the water and by the people in it, who—when in motion and almost naked—can appear as androgynous as they do here in the picture: it is bodies that matter, not biological sex.
The artist also draws a parallel between swimming and painting: “The figures overcome gravity. I like […] the way painting defies gravity; swimming gives us the same feeling.”

Further artworks

Cy Twombly , Lepanto V, 2001, UAB 473Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto V, 2001 yes Upper floor
Malerei, die aus der Vogelperspektive eine Straße zeigt, auf der viele einheitlich gekleidete Menschen in orangenen Shirts und schwarzen Hosen entlanglaufen und Protestschilder hochhalten, die leer sind.
Thomas Eggerer Corridor, 2020 yes Ground floor
2-teilige Zeichnung mit Graphit und Wasserfarbe auf Papier, auf der in der Mitte nur mit Schuhen bekleidete Frau mit erschrecktem Gesicht von links nach rechts rennt. Um sie herum sind weitere Figuren zu erkennen.
Kara Walker Yesterdayness in America Today, 2020 yes Ground floor
Installation aus mehreren schmalen Regalbrettern mit Flaschen und Stofftieren
Pope.L Party Room, 2001 yes Ground floor
Bruche Nauman, Beating With a Basebal Bet, 2010'Forever Young' - 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst
Bruce Nauman Beating With a Baseball Bat, 1986 yes Ground floor