Callum Innes, Ingo Meller, Wilhelm Mundt, Robert Zandvliet, Rémy Zaugg4. May - 28. Jul 12 / ended Bernhard Knaus Fine Art
Callum Innes, Ingo Meller, Wilhelm Mundt, Robert Zandvliet, Rémy Zaugg
What is painting supposed to mean when it will not serve as artistic tool to create fanciful imagery, how can artists use painting as a media to create new artistic ideas, how does painting become investigative to perception?
Five artist and five different artistic positions give answers, each in his way to these questions: demanding, ambivalent, radical, provocative.
Callum Innes, born 1962 in Edinburgh, Scotland, lives and works in Edinburgh.
Wilhelm Mundt, born 1959 in Grevenbroich, Germany. Lives and works in Cologne
Ingo Meller, born 1955 in cologne, lives and works in Berlin
Robert Zandvliet, born 1970 Terband, The Netherlands, lives and works in Rotterdam
Rémy Zaugg, born 1943 in Courgenay, Switzerland, died 2005 in Basel
“I still see myself as being an inherently figurative artist, whether that figuration is to do with how I approach the making of a painting or its physicality, how a painting reacts to you, what you bring to it". Callum Innes
"My aim is to create something that will be immediately identifiable as art because of the way in which it manifests itself to our senses as a picture. At the same time, my work is made up of oil paint, canvas and the application of colour – as material substance it can be traced back to things with witch everyone is familiar. I see my painting as the interplay between meaning and its frustration. This straightforward, universal approach remains the central constant in my work."
“I’m interested in the figurative as well as the abstract, but the turning point between the two interests me the most. That’s what I keep going back to.” Robert Zandvliet
"To keep up a perceptive relationship to the world, to develop and to question it, is very
exhausting. It is a thankless task to be newly accomplished over and over again, and you have to accept, that there is no ending. It is a work, that never will be finished." Rémy Zaugg
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