Horst Bartnig, Adolf Fleischmann, John Tremblay, Andrew Tshabangu
The desire to introduce the potentials of music into abstract painting manifests in the course of art history in very diverse shapes and varying conceptual approaches. The guided tour looks at works, which deal with rhythm as artistic strategy, as evident in abstract paintings by Bartnig, Fleischmann and Tremblay. John Tremblay forms relationships between color and shapes, creating positive and negative spaces. Shapes repeat in rows and create optical effects, which suggest energy, expansion and movement. Besides works of abstract painting, the tour also asks how rhythm can be a tool to suggest movement and transformation in the photographic imagery of Tshabangu.