"KE-130.17" - 2014 - Bim Koehler

Bim Koehler "KE-130.17" - 2014

"Azurit #1755" - 2017 - Helmut Dirnaichner

Helmut Dirnaichner "Azurit #1755" - 2017

"Vernetzung FV6 (16)" - 2013 - Peter Weber

Peter Weber "Vernetzung FV6 (16)" - 2013

"Brainwave / Ratio" - 2009 -  Jan van Munster

Jan van Munster "Brainwave / Ratio" - 2009

"PSR10017" - 1982 - Ludwig Wilding

Ludwig Wilding "PSR10017" - 1982

"Untitled (1601)" - 2016 - Lars Strandh

Lars Strandh "Untitled (1601)" - 2016

"color rainbow miami vertical 1/2" - 2017 - Regine Schumann

Regine Schumann "color rainbow miami vertical 1/2" - 2017

"7,686" - 2016 - Robert Sagerman

Robert Sagerman "7,686" - 2016

"Hi-Light Orange with Light Blue" - 2017 - Matt McClune

Matt McClune "Hi-Light Orange with Light Blue" - 2017

"Graphite Cube" - 2015 - Susan York

Susan York "Graphite Cube" - 2015

"Unicity I" - 2016 - Rosa M Hessling

Rosa M Hessling "Unicity I" - 2016

"colored bar" - 2017 - Harald Pompl

Harald Pompl "colored bar" - 2017

"Foton Blue" - 2014 - Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas "Foton Blue" - 2014

"Von Unendlich nach Unendlich" - 2016 - Hellmut Bruch

Hellmut Bruch "Von Unendlich nach Unendlich" - 2016

"summer light white 2013/52a" - 2013 - Inge Dick

Inge Dick "summer light white 2013/52a" - 2013

"Leap" – 2013 - Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson "Leap" – 2013

"20131111" - 2008 - Jus Juchtmans

Jus Juchtmans "20131111" - 2008

"Untitled (red) " - 2002 - Heiner Thiel

Heiner Thiel "Untitled (red) " - 2002

"DarkCube 6³" - 2017 - Till Augustin

Till Augustin "DarkCube 6³" - 2017

382 – rosso - Alfonso Fratteggiani-Bianchi

Alfonso Fratteggiani-Bianchi 382 – rosso

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Douglas Allsop

  • Till Augustin  (+)

    Biography : Till Augustin was born in 1951 near Starnberg / Bavaria, Germany, he lives and works in Nuremberg, Germany.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions 2013 Galerie Obrist, Essen, DE - mit Dieter Kränzlein Radial Art Contemporain, Straßbourg, FR - mit Julian Weiland "Cuts", Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE - mit Alfred Haberpointner 2012 Galerie Pfaff, Schwarzenbruck, DE  2011 “Till Augustin und Manu Wurch”, Radial Art Contemporain, Straßbourg, FR - mit Manu Wurch Galerie Veronika Kautsch, Michelstadt, DE - mit Klaus Lomintzer  2010 “Transluzid”, Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE Galerie Angelika Harthan, Stuttgart, DE 2009 Art Felchlin, Zürich, CH 2008 Galerie Angelika Harthan, Stuttgart, DE Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, DE Kreis Galerie Nürnberg, Nürnberg, DE “Kunst bewegt”, Symposium Neckarsulm, DE 2007 Galerie Veronika Kautsch, Michelstadt, DE KNOLL.art, Oberhöfen/Biberach, DE  2006 NN-Fabrik, Oslip, AT  2004 Art Felchlin, Zürich, CH Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, DE 2002 NN-Fabrik, Oslip, AT 2001 Fondazione “Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri – Hic Terminus Haeret”, Seggioano, IT Kunstraum am Fluss, Eröffnungsausstellung der Galerie, Nürnberg, DE - mit Christoph Rust 2000 Contempo Galerie, Grenchen, CH - mit Peter Aschbecher 1998 Kunsthalle Burgdorf, Burgdorf, CH  1995 „Gegensätze“, Galerie Siegert, Basel, CH - mit Roland Adatte Art-Box-Galerie, Waregem, BE - mit Nikolai Makarov 1994 Contempo Galerie, Grenchen, CH

    Detailed Description : Till Augustin turns massive glass sheets – more correctly floatglass – into blocks of laminated glass of a great variety of volumes. The artist shapes these complex glass blocks like a sculptor, not only by means of hammer and chisel but by pneumatic drills and grinding devices. Due to this extremely rough forming process pieces of glass develop – edgy, sometimes almost aggressive sculptures – that are often placed in the height of the viewer‘s eyes. The addition of translucent sheets and the incidence of light suggest the attractive type of green reminiscent of tropical waters. In other works steel dust and ferric oxides are placed onto the surface giving them the appearance of heavy, voluminous steel objects, even though finally – due to their inner transparency – their fragility is revealed.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Till Augustin - "DarkCube 6³" - 2017 "DarkCube 6³" - 2017

  • Hellmut Bruch  (+)

    Biography : Hellmut Bruch was born in 1936 in Hall/Tyrol, Austria, he lives and works in Hall.

    Detailed Description : Since the beginning of his artistic career Hellmut Bruch has worked with “open forms”, which he has based primarily on the rules of the Fibonacci sequence. His main materials – stainless steel and acrylic glass – are transformed in the glowing light emanating from his objects. The glimmering sheen and delicate transparency of his sculptures demonstrate that light is at the centre of his work. This is especially evident in the sculptures made from transparent acrylic glass which are exhibited. “Expressing the essential using the simplest means” is an axiom in the repertoire of Hellmut Bruch’s artistic work.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Hellmut Bruch - "Von Unendlich nach Unendlich" - 2016 "Von Unendlich nach Unendlich" - 2016

  • Inge Dick  (+)

    Biography : Inge Dick was born in 1941 in Vienna. She lives and works in Innerschwand am Mondsee, Austria.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions (selection) 2014 "licht weiss", Kunstverein Rosenheim e.V., Rosenheim, DE 2013 "Wie sehe ich das Licht?", mit Hellmut Bruch, Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE 2012 "let sounds be themselves", mit Renate Balda und Sonia Constantini, Neue Galerie Landshut, DE 2011 "Lichtzeiten - Zinnober", Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE "blau, unendlich", mit Vera Röhm, Galerie Linde Hollinger, Ladenburg, DE "Lichtzeiten - Zinnober", Galerie Peter Lindner, Wien, AT 2010 "Fotografie, Malerei + Zeichnung", Galerie Artopoi, Freiburg im Breisgau, DE Galerie Hana, mit Fritz Ruprechter, Tokyo, JP 2009 Galerie Artopoi, Freiburg im Breisgau, DE "Werkschau XIV", Fotogalerie Wien, AT 2008 "Lichtzeiten", Landesgalerie Linz des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum,s Linz, AT "Szenenwechsel Bleu du Ciel", Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE "Malerei und Fotografie", Galerie Artopoi, Freiburg im Breisgau, DE 2007 Galerie Schloss Puchheim, mit F.J. Altenburg, Attnang-Puchheim, DE "Am Wasser", Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE Galeria Cervino, Augsburg, DE 2005 März Galerien Mannheim und Ladenburg, DE 2004 Galerie am See, Zug, CH 2003 Kleine Galerie, Ilmenau, DE Hirschl Contemporary Art, London, UK 2002 Galerie Dietgard Wosimsky, Gießen, DE Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE Galerie Rupert Walser, München, DE 2001 Galerie am See, Zug, CH Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie des Landesmuseums Linz, Linz, AT 2000 Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE 1999 Städtische Galerie am Markt, Schwäbisch Hall, DE Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AT 1998 Galerie Peter Lindner, Wien, AT Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE 1997 Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE 1996 März Galerien Mannheim und Ladenburg, DE 1995 Galerie im Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt, DE 1994 Landesgalerie Linz des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums, mit Osamu Nakajima, Linz, AT 1993 Galerie Faber, Wien, AT 1992 Galerie Altnöder, Salzburg, AT 1991 Galer

    Detailed Description : With her photo projects – whether using large Polaroid cameras or with her film project “zinnober” (“vermillion” 2008), “blau, unendlich” (“blue, infinity” 2010) and “herbst licht weiss” (“autumn light white” 2012) – Inge Dick represents one of the unusual positions in contemporary experimental photography and film work. Her most recent project “summer light white”, executed in the summer of 2013, documents the light and changes in colour of a white surface, filmed over a period of approx. 14 hours. The film “summer light white” and the resulting film stills will be shown 2014 at Art Miami.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Inge Dick - "summer light white 2013/52a" - 2013 "summer light white 2013/52a" - 2013

  • Helmut Dirnaichner  (+)

    Biography : Helmut Dirnaichner was born in 1942 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria. He lives and works in Munich, Germany, Milan, Italy and Apulia, Italy.

    Detailed Description : Helmut Dirnaichner crushes, grinds and pulverizes earth, stones and minerals to form granules. This mineral substance is then scooped into cellulose without a binder. The granules permeate the resulting fragile object, rendering a richly varied surface structure. The particles throw shadows, reflect light and create depth. Various shades of color interact with one another, and fine reliefs appear that narrate the history of the materials used.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Helmut Dirnaichner - "Azurit #1755" - 2017 "Azurit #1755" - 2017

  • John Fraser  (+)

    Biography : John Fraser was born in 1952 in Chicago, he lives and works in St. Charles, USA. John Fraser rummages through flea and antique markets searching for his “material“; he scours antiquarian bookshops and watches out for yard sales “around the corner”. He uses old books, or to be more exact, book bindings and endpapers, looking for traces of times past. Whether stained or yellowed and even if the coloured elements are only partially visible – this is what stimulates the artist to create something new. This reduced, even meditative, language of forms in his compositions requires from the viewer the willingness to be drawn into the work and with it to look for what has been lost, forgotten and what remains. The delicate collages that Fraser sensitively creates from his treasures belong to the most subtle works of this kind and have survived even in the golden age of the colourful American art world for more than 25 years.

    Also represented by:

  • Alfonso Fratteggiani-Bianchi  (+)

    Biography : Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi – Italian - born in 1952 in Pieve Caina (Perugia, Italy) Lives and works in the province of Perugia

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions (Selection) 2013 Project Room Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin, DE 2012 Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA Galleria Orler, Mestre,Venezia, IT "Pure", mit Susan York, Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE 2011 Galleria Orler, Madonna di Campiglio, IT 2010 "Primary intention", Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA One day exhibition, Cappella di S. Agostino, Cerqueto, IT Mariotto di Nardo (Firenze1394-1424) fondi oro Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi Dittico rosso "Primario", Galeria Cayon, Madrid, ES SmoCA, Scottsdale, AZ, USA 2009 "New Installation", Università Bocconi, Milano, IT 2008 "Umbrische Bilder - Pigmentmalerei auf Sandstein", Galerie Renate Bender, München, DE "Umbrian Paintings", Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA Verein für Aktuelle Kunst Ruhrgebiet, T.Kemper, U.Wellmann, Oberhausen, DE "Dipinti", Armory Arte Contemporanea, Perugia, IT 2007 The Panza Collection: An experience of Color and Light Text, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA 2006 "Umbrian Paintings", Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA 2005 Artothek Köln, DE Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, USA Cappella di S. Sebastiano del Perugino, Panicale, IT Installation von drei Arbeiten im Kontext zum Fresco des Perugino in der Kirche von Panicale in Umbrien, IT 2004 Bleeker Gallerie, mit Stuart Arends, Heemstede, NL 2003 MIART Galleria Borromini, Milano, IT Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln, DE 2001 San Fedele Arte Monocromi, Milano, IT "Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa", mit Phil Sims, Palermo, IT

    Detailed Description : In his paintings Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi limits himself to the pure application of pigments. He rubs the pigment by hand into sandstone, “pietra serena“, without using a binding media until a certain degree of saturation is achieved. The “powdery” character of the pure pigment and the resulting velvety surface make the colors appear luminous. This is a unique approach that no other contemporary artist of monochromatic painting uses. We will present a small sequence of work by the Italian painter.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Alfonso Fratteggiani-Bianchi - 382 – rosso 382 – rosso

  • Hermann Glöckner

  • Alfred Haberpointner  (+)
  • Alexis Harding  (+)

    Biography : Alexis Harding was born in 1973 in London, England, where he lives and works.

    Detailed Description : Using eccentric devices to make the work, household gloss paint is poured over a monochrome of oil paint. During the long drying process that can last for months, the surface changes and is manipulated. Gravity, extreme force and painterly chemical reaction work together alongside the artist's intervention to make works that aim to split, break and reinvigorate the possibilities of abstract painting.

    Artist's Documents:

  • Rosa M Hessling  (+)

    Biography : Rosa M Hessling was born in 1954 in Zell/Mosel, Germany, she lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

    Detailed Description : Encountering the works of Rosa M Hessling is a very special experience. They are characterized by subtlety and restraint and are not spectacular in the ordinary sense, but they astonish and also challenge us by their intensity and power and cannot be seized by the superficial viewer. The artist has been concentrating on the phenomenon of the perception of colour under the influence of light and the perspective of the spectator. By using special pigments in combination with varnish she succeeds in creating colour – intense painting surfaces, which are out of reach of any experience value. These pictures call for movement. The metamorphoses of the pictures can only be perceived by viewers who do not refuse getting involved with the subtle, mostly metallically shimmering surfaces. Suddenly one notices the changes of colours, which may even involve a complete change of the basic colour of the picture from red to green, from white to black etc.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Rosa M Hessling - "Unicity I" - 2016 "Unicity I" - 2016

  • Ewerdt Hilgemann

  • Edda Jachens

  • Manfred Jäger

    Biography : Manfred Jäger, born in 1942 in Oberreifenberg, died in 2009 in Munich. Already in his early years as a typesetter Manfred Jäger became more and more aware of his innermost wish to become a painter. As an autodidact he was free from the constraints of artistic trends and he soon turned to monchrome painting. His early line pictures, generally in black or grey tones, were soon replaced by a multilayered application of colour on canvas or wood, which was then partially reduced by rubbing, followed by further layers of paint. Manfred Jäger saw himself as a representative of an abstract, pure painting in which colour, pictorial space and a translucent colour application were the essential elements. When Manfred Jäger died unexpectedly in 2009, he left behind an impressive oeuvre of expressive paintings, intensely radiant and energized.

  • Jus Juchtmans  (+)

    Biography : Jus Juchtmans was born in Morstel in 1952. He lives and works in Antwerp.

    Detailed Description : With his oscillating creations, which are made of numerous layers of colour, the artist belongs to one of the most well known artistic positions in Europe in the field of monochrome painting. The work of Jus Juchtmans, however, can only be termed pure monochrome in the widest sense. In contrast to other colleagues of this genre the many different layers of color are visible or at least vaguely discernable, and the extremely glossy surface intentionally creates mirror images that form a picture within a picture.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jus Juchtmans - "20131111" - 2008 "20131111" - 2008

  • Bim Koehler  (+)

    Biography : Bim Koehler – German – born 1949 in Kassel. He lives and works near Wiesbaden (Germany).

    Detailed Description : In dealing with colour fields in painting Koehler seeks out borders again and again – the dissolution of the pictorial space and the use of innovative and traditional materials have led to new results. Consistently new pictorial statements have been developed on the basis of geometrical starting points and endless layers of paint. In another body of work Koehler applies with the brush color strips of changing width in vertical, horizontal and diagonal succession over the entire surface of the canvas. Koehler uses only paint that he develops himself, colour that he designs individually for each layer of paint.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Bim Koehler - "KE-130.17" - 2014 "KE-130.17" - 2014

  • Maria Lalic

  • Horst Linn

  • Matt McClune  (+)

    Biography : Matt McClune was born in 1973 in Worcester, MA, USA. He lives and works in St. Romain, France.

    Detailed Description : Matt McClune has been living for several years in the gentle countryside of St. Romain in Burgundy. In accordance with the seasons arise completely different colour creations. In his studio the artist works on creating subtle nuances through many layers of translucent acrylic paint and pure pigments on various supports such as anodized aluminum or copper, or most recently plastic sheets. His paintings immerse the viewer in a completely unique world of color and light.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Matt McClune - "Hi-Light Orange with Light Blue" - 2017 "Hi-Light Orange with Light Blue" - 2017

  • Ole Müller

  • van Munster  (+)

    Biography : Jan van Munster was born in 1939 in Gorinchem, Netherlands. He lives and works in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands. Jan van Munster studied at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam and the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs in Amsterdam, later the Rietveld Academy. His subject matter is energy: temperature, magnetism, radioactivity and electricity are the points of departure for many works that make the invisible visible. His work can be seen in many locations in the Netherlands and abroad, and is included in (inter)national collections. Jan van Munster is founder and creator of the IK Foundation that offers a platform for talented artists. ‘My works are about energies, about time and space, in which opposing elements such as light and dark, heat and cold, attraction and repulsion, noise and silence are givens.’

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Jan van Munster - "Brainwave / Ratio" - 2009 "Brainwave / Ratio" - 2009

  • Ben Muthofer

  • Rakuko Naito

    Biography : Rakuko Naito was born in Tokyo, Japan, she lives and works since 1958 in New York City. In the early ‘90s Rakuko Naito turned from painting and photography to sculpture, focusing on modular wall boxes that contain small repeated elements, such as rolled and twisted paper, wires, and aluminium. Naito’s work suggests that intimacy in art can suspend the literal in relation to the metaphorical without being forced in either direction.

  • Joan Hernandez Pijuan

  • Harald Pompl  (+)

    Biography : Harald Pompl – German – born 1952 in Nuremberg studied between 1975 and 1981 at the Academy of Arts in Nuremberg, was master student and assistant in the sculpture class of Prof. W. Uhlig. He is living and working in Frankfurt.

    Detailed Description : Harald Pompl casts coloured synthetic resin, to which pigment has also been added, into panes which are then cut, shattered, or polished into form. These individual panes are then piled up along a central axis to create impressive object bodies and steles or are melted down again to form solid columns that reveal in only a rudimentary manner their original form as panes. The play of either day or artificial light in the juxtaposing coloured discs creates a richness of exceptional colour combinations and luminous colour reflections in the space around. In his most recent work Pompl pours the liquid resin into thin but broad stripes and weaves flat grids, wall objects of a painterly quality.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Harald Pompl - "colored bar" - 2017 "colored bar" - 2017

  • Robert Sagerman  (+)

    Biography : Robert Sagerman Ph. D. was born in 1966 in Bayside, NJ, USA. He works in Jersey City, NJ, USA.

    Detailed Description : With his “colour bodies” Sagerman has created a new approach in monochrome painting. It is only on closer inspection of his works that one sees that the coloured dabs of pure oil paint, mixed by the artist himself, are actually a layering of thousands of “marks” – meticulously applied with a palette-knife to the canvas – that invite the viewer to lose himself in their depths. Although similar approaches to painting are alluded to in Sagerman’s work, the artist has actually taken on a completely different task that is more conceptual in nature. He documents his work from the very first step of mixing the colours to the application of the oil dabs.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Robert Sagerman - "7,686" - 2016 "7,686" - 2016

  • Regine Schumann  (+)

    Biography : Regine Schumann – German – born 1961 in Goslar, studied between 1982 and 1989 Fine Arts in Braunschweig. She was master-class student with Prof. Roland Dörfer. She lives and works in Cologne.

    Detailed Description : Regine Schumanns' fluorescent works made of acrylic glass glow above all in black light. in her most recent series, “colormirror rainbow,” the delicate translucent surfaces shimmer in every color of the rainbow. These new works are both three-dimensional objects of color and space that integrate the immediate surroundings and delimit themselves as pictorial objects. With their constant color transformations they are more than a projection surface for reflections. For they also capture the mirror image of the viewer. The fractured appearing surfaces of these most modern materials are reminiscent of an- tique mirrors that have become cloudy, the aging process having been influenced by light itself. The spectrum of color and light is scrutinized in these works, while her new use of satinized acrylic glass with its matte appearance brings above all painterly quali- ties to the fore. Regine Schumann's works inhabit a transparent, colourful and atmospherically-charged zone between radiating light and absorbing darkness. She operates between visible light and inner enlightenment, between the sensual dematerialization of space and magically iridescent artifice. Stimulated by invisible black light, the surfaces suffuse her works with intensely radiating colour realities, which emanate a paradoxical, yet chromatic aura. The coloured lights create ambivalent, intermediate states reflecting also sculptural qualities. Whereas the individual surfaces, forms and bodies appear to retain a constancy, their coruscating surfaces conjure a vividly fluctuating entity, a kind of corporeally perceptible, resonating experience in which radiating intensities and colourful echoes flood the space and befuddle the senses. Jan Hoet - Excerpt from the essay published in: Regine Schumann/Candela

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Regine Schumann - "color rainbow miami vertical 1/2" - 2017 "color rainbow miami vertical 1/2" - 2017

  • Lars Strandh  (+)

    Biography : Lars Strandh was born in 1961 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He lives and works in Oslo, Norway since 1984.

    Detailed Description : The primarily monochromatic pictures of the Swedish artist Lars Strandh can be seen in the tradition of those monochromatic artists who investigate the nature of colour and its presence/appearance. With Strandh it is his characteristic style of brush stroke – precise, always drawn horizontally over the mounted linen canvas – that generates before the eyes of the viewer the oscillation of lines that are often applied almost tone-in-tone. These pictures appear simple although they are painted with such great precision. They appear monochromatic from a distance and yet are comprised of many finely drawn brush strokes. They are quiet pictures and invite the viewer to contemplate. But if they are not painted in deep, dark blue-black tones but surprise us with fresh reds or very light blue tones, they can also be lively. Lars Strandh’s pictures are simple and beautiful.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Lars Strandh - "Untitled (1601)" - 2016 "Untitled (1601)" - 2016

  • Nick Terry

    Biography : I met Nick Terry at the Chinati/Judd-Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was working. With his close connections to Donald Judd’s work, it seemed reasonable to assume that his artistic position would be minimalistic. Nevertheless I was surprised when he showed me his watercolours: works of intense colour on thick handmade paper, applied with a wide brush in many thin washes, which leads to an intensification of the colours. A selection of his watercolors will be presented.

  • Heiner Thiel  (+)

    Biography : Heiner Thiel was born in 1957 in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany. He lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany. .

    Detailed Description : The perception of form and color is the focus of Heiner Thiel’s concave sheet metal sculpture. The form and materiality of the metal generate, together with the intense colors of the anodized surface, a pictorial space which, as the viewer moves, is set in motion. The sculpture appears to free itself from its geometric borders and thus change its appearance. The surrounding light, color and geometry of the metal sculpture join forces to create this interplay of transformational perception

    Artist's Objects:

    • Heiner Thiel - "Untitled (red) " - 2002 "Untitled (red) " - 2002

  • Jeremy Thomas  (+)

    Biography : Jeremy Thomas was born in 1973 in Ohio, USA. He lives and works in Espanola, NM, USA.

    Detailed Description : The american artist uses pieces of plate steel that have been welded together. They are then forged and expanded using pressurized air. Amorphous formations arise that are given a gloss paint surface using the colours typical of farming machinery. He contrasts these shiny industrial lacquers, on one side of his sculptures, with an oxide patina. In his new body of work he uses nickel plating instead, and iridescent laquers, used for instance in cosmetic products like nail polish.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jeremy Thomas - "Foton Blue" - 2014 "Foton Blue" - 2014

  • Bill Thompson  (+)

    Biography : Bill Thompson was born in 1957 in Ipswich, MA, USA. He lives and works in MA, USA.

    Detailed Description : Massive urethane blocks are the starting point for Bill Thompson’s wall objects. From this synthetic material he creates sculptural, self-referential forms. In the grinding process amorphous, often organically shaped objects emerge, which are then spray-coated with numerous layers of glossy automotive urethane. In his most recent work a sharp ridge through the middle of the object accentuates its softly curved front. For the first time the artist has also produced corner objects which open up new spatial locations for his work.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Bill Thompson - "Leap" – 2013 "Leap" – 2013

  • Timm Ulrichs

  • Peter Weber  (+)

    Biography : 1944 Born in Kollmar/Elbe 1965-68 Apprenticeship as Compositor 1969-73 Study at the Fachhochschule Hamburg, Department of Design under Max H. Mahlmann Diploma as Grafic Designer since 1969 Experience with Concrete Art, first attempts with systematic and serial changes in linear structures 1974 Painter and grafic designer 1975-78 Position as a teacher for the arts 1975 First foldings with paper 1979-89 Assistant Professor at the Fachhochschule Hamburg, Department of Design 1990 Development of folding techniques and folding systems with the inclusion of the medium canvas 1993 Foldings with front- and backside of a single form on a single level 1996 Extension of studies into plastic materials like high-dense-polyethylen and steel 2001 First foldings in felt of various densities and colors

    Detailed Description : Peter Weber‘s early years as a painter focused on Op-Art with its imaginary space but soon he was fascinated by the phenomenon of folding and the mathematical diversity of this technique. The mid-1970s saw his first folded works, which have completely determined his work since the early 1990s. Folded works of paper and canvas were soon followed by unusual materials such as synthetic materials or even steel. Peter Weber‘s works – sometimes rigorous, sometimes playful – always contain a challenge to the viewer‘s combinative powers, fashioned as they are from a single piece of material and with no cuts. Since 2011, „powerful“ felt has become the dominant material – organic, with plenty of weight and resistance. Subduing the sheet of felt so as to shape it into the required geometrical construction, results in works of great sculptural expressiveness. His recent works include brightly-dyed felt as well as the natural colours of felt.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • Peter Weber - "Vernetzung FV6 (16)" - 2013 "Vernetzung FV6 (16)" - 2013

  • Ludwig Wilding  (+)

    Biography : Ludwig Wilding was born in Grünstadt (Palatinate) in 1927 and died in Buchholz in the Lüneburg Heath in 2010.

    Detailed Description : “visual art takes place primarily via the eye”. This is a key sentence in a text written in 1975 by Ludwig Wilding, who claimed his work was not Op-Art. The artist forces us to reflect on this term since every creative act which is perceived with the eye is “optical” art. He liked to use the term “irritating art” because in his work he investigated the limits of visual perception. His works question the perceptual habits of the viewer and the interaction between the eye and brain. He was also interested in the interaction with the viewer: it is namely the viewer’s location or movement in space which transforms a flat object into a three-dimensional viewing experience. Ludwig Wilding is one of the leading personalities of this art form, which, despite the artist’s claims, has established itself in the international art scene as “Op-Art”.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ludwig Wilding - "PSR10017" - 1982 "PSR10017" - 1982

    Also represented by:

  • Martin Willing  (+)

    Biography : Martin Willing was born in 1958 in Bocholt, Germany. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

    Detailed Description : Having studied both art and physics, Martin Willing uses the inherent ability of metal to oscillate, which gives his sculpture an unexpected lightness. The flexibility of his work is not created by hinges and joints but by oscillation deep in the material. With the technique of prestressing, used for the first time in metal sculpture, Martin Willing is able to “span” his work into the surrounding space, rendering it seemingly weightless. In experiments he investigates the oscillating features of a geometric structure by continually changing its extension in space, the distribution of its mass and orientation to gravity until he finds a specific and slow oscillation in which the movement and desired form create a unity. The viewer himself initiates the movement of his art works through cautious contact. In his sculpture the dramaturgy of movement can be experienced from the resting state to calculated chaos and the return oscillation into the geometric form.

    Also represented by:

  • Reinhard Wöllmer

  • Susan York  (+)

    Biography : Susan York – US - was born in 1951 in Newport, Rhode Island Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Detailed Description : Only those who have experienced the expanse of New Mexico’s plateau and its barren landscape in the blazing sunlight can begin to understand the similarly barren, yet silvery black, shimmering cubes created by Susan York. The artist compresses and rubs pure graphite dust into forms until compact cubes of various sizes are created. Hovering on the wall they betray nothing of their massive, heavy contents. They just shimmer – far removed from this world – catching the light and the viewer’s astonished eye. “The quiet, constant world of repetition forms my work. My hope is that the viewer can taste this calm and sink into its emptiness.” Susan York

    Artist's Objects:

    • Susan York - "Graphite Cube" - 2015 "Graphite Cube" - 2015

  • Jerry Zeniuk  (+)

    Biography : Jerry Zeniuk was born in 1945 in Bardowick, Lower Saxony. He lives and works in Munich and New York.

    Detailed Description : In 1977, in the documenta 6 catalogue, Klaus Honnef commented: “Zeniuk’s paintings are not pictorial objects like Stella’s ‘shaped canvases’. Rather they (consciously) shape color. They shape it but without the help of formal tools. They shape color through colors, creating in the process pure painting. Jerry Zeniuk delves into the essence of painting”. Honnef, known both then and now for his creative texts on art, sees Zeniuk’s artistic path as an endless search to free himself of formalism and to open up space on the canvas for the effects and reception of color. In 1977 his work was still monochrome, created by the application of multiple layers of paint. In the last thirty years these layers have been eliminated, little by little, providing room for the individual elements of color on canvases left, most often, in their natural state. It is the areas between the individual dots of color, as can be seen in his most recent works, that allow the viewer to see and to understand.


Reductive forms of painting, photography and sculpture


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