Introduction by Dr. Anna Heinze, Landesmuseum Oldenburg
August 26 – September 30, 2018
Each painting: Chemicals, paper, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm, 70 x 50 cm, and 50 x 40 cm, 2016 - 2018
Equinox, chemicals on paper,
440 x 170 cm, 2018
During the six weeks of the exhibition, Equinox - which is hanging from the ceiling - gets bleached by the sun. Only a small template covers a circular area so the paper underneath keeps its original coloring.
The idea of Equinox is based on the cosmological event when day and night are of the same length which takes place during the exhibition on September 23, 2018.
This will cause a change of the pictured brightnesses - the sun elements will fade and let the moon / the night emerge.
Per Vitrum I-V, Oil on greyboard, each 40 x 30 cm, 2018
The series Per Vitrum is based on two books: Isaac Newton‘s Optics and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe‘s Theory of Colours. Both publications analyzed the fundamental nature of light, its refraction and its perception. While the scientific basis of Goethes‘ work was rejected by physicists, it was very influential in the arts (eg Turner, Kandinsky). In Per Vitrum I am combining the objective reasons of the 18th century enlightenment (Newton) with the subjective intuition of 19th century romanticism (Goethe).
Vertex IV, Paper, chemicals, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, 2018