Two painters at the Toolbox
Ekkehard Vree creates, through boldly applied paint and through splodges that leak into amorphous forms, which in turn are drawn over, watercolour portraits with a lyrical appeal. Vree fascinates us with his spirited choice of unrealistic colour and his hesitant lines, achieving a truly intimate encounter with the portrayed people. Moving, poetic, elegant.
Vree lives and works in Viernheim, southern Hesse.
Andreas Wolf is an abstract painter, who, in contrast to Vree, works on his paintings slowly and for a long time. In his work, he strives to reach a tremendous compositional complexity. Every single element in a picture is supposed to enter into a dialogue with every other element; visual foci are set – and thwarted at the same. Tensions are hold in balance. The finished painting eludes easy intelligibility, but with close attention, paths through the picture become apparent. Wolf’s paintings are like wonderfully rich landscapes, inviting us to explore at leisure.
Wolf lives and works in Berlin.