|We exhibit at the Cologne Fine Art 15th February 19th February 2006 in Cologne|
|Please visit us: Halle 05.2, Stand H 064 at the Kölnmesse, Halle 4.|
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On Friday, 17th February 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
We present drawings from:
The work of Wolfgang Zelmer that he created over the past twenty years made him an accepted masters of "modern art". His work is more involved with proofed traditions of the western tradition of painting than with glary and short-dated effects. This involvement is not just obviously shown in the technical perfection of his stroke of the brush, it is particularly manifested in composition and profundity of his pictures and collages. Zelmer himself chose "Mystical Stillife" as a topic for his work and he succeeded in fulfilling the genre which is rich in tradition with a new dynamic and a contemporary expressiveness.
Picture: Two birds …, Drawing on paper, 2005, 36 x 48 cm.
We present works (drawings on transparent paper, oil and Chinese ink) from the cycle "Paseos". It shows the connection between abstract and objective, traditional and new forms.
"In this drawings quotes of Goya's "Desastres" are balancing on sausages that are demanded by dogs, which represent a formal function in the picture and create a tension between figurative and abstract. The sensibility of the material is very important, its transparency allows diverse layers to gleam. Because of the influence of watercolours and thick colours it is bulging and crimping…" Danièle Perrier, Künstlerische Leiterin Schloss Balmoral
Picture: Hundstage, ink/ oil on parchment, 2005, 30 x 42 cm.
In his childhood Karl Hagedorn was already fascinated by machines especially by the steam engines in the paternal sawmill. In the age of fourteen he started drawing intensively. 1953 he was deeply impressed by the work of Léger in Paris. During his years of study besides painting in oil he participated in various projects as wall painting and mosaics in churches and public buildings. At the end of the fifties his early work shows human figures in gloomier colours associating the tradition of the Renaissance.
Since he moved to America in 1959 he worked as illustrator and advertising artist (until 1972). In the sixties Karl Hagedorn found his unique way of painting that he developed ever since. The external human figure disappears almost entirely and is dismantled and integrated into the surrounding parts. The configuration of the idea of man in universe remains visible. The seemingly abstract elements, in retrospect, can almost always be traced in organic forms, and the joy of this discovery by the viewer seems to be calculated and the actual intent of the artist.
Karl Hagedorn died in Philadelphia in October 2005.
Picture: Lager, Drawing, 1982, 20 x 25 cm.
We are looking forward to see you!
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