THERIDENEVERENDS, a site-specific installation by the artist Marcus Linnenbrink, adorns the curved wall of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building lobby. It spans 118 feet, and was installed by the artist with the assistance of three PAFA students in June 2014.
In his site-specific wall paintings, Linnenbrink layers acrylic and pigment in energetic stripes, embracing the natural viscosity of the materials and allowing the lines to drip and run into each other. His installations utilize the angles and dimensions of each space to create distinctive environments.
Born in Germany in 1961, Marcus Linnenbrink studied at the Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany, and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin. He has exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been creating wall paintings since 2002 that have transformed museum, gallery, and private spaces, including the Hammer Museum; Pulse Art Fair; and Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery. His work is included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass.; Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, N.H.; Museum Neue Galerie, Germany; Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel; among others. Linnenbrink lives and works in Brooklyn.
Of his work, Linnenbrink has said: “I try to create a space in which perception is experienced and in which it is possible to reflect on perception. An ultimately never-ending process is thus set in motion and an essentially vital one. Invigorating this process in a very sensuous way is for me an incentive and motivation to preoccupy myself to such an extent with color. I’m interested in the viewer’s joyful encounter with himself.”