Cornelia Baltes: Review

Louisa Elderton, Flash Art, April 1, 2016

The title of Cornelia Baltes’s exhibition “Drunk Octopus Wants to Fight” comes from

a photograph that went viral on the Internet — an image of a coat hook-cum-inebriated

angry octopus. Baltes’s nine small-tomid-scale paintings oscillate between the

tropes of abstraction and figuration, shifting depending on how you see these signifiers.