Painting Water

Painting Water

möwe vor blau mit bier by dieter krieg

Dieter Krieg

Möwe vor Blau mit Bier, 1991

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Friday, September 13, 2013Saturday, November 9, 2013


Berlin, Germany

Painting Water
Works by Horst Antes, Holger Bär, Rainer Fetting,
Mariano Rinaldi Goñi, Jörn Grothkopp, Xenia Hausner,
Jay Mark Johnson, Dieter Krieg, Stefan Roloff and Salomé.

13 September - 9 November, 2013

Opening on Friday, 13 September 2013, 7-9 pm.

Water is a subject matter that has fascinated artists at least since the Romantic period, especially those whose works have been very painterly, that is to say those who have approached painting more through color rather than drawing: from Delacroix and Turner, to Monet, and all the way to David Hockney. As an element that is translucent, water – whether at the sea, in rivers or lakes, or even the swimming pool – can create a virtually infinite range of color hues, reflections and moods. In this exhibition, Rainer Fetting's powerfully expressive seascapes will be juxtaposed with Salomé's delicate paintings of swimmers and water lilies, while Holger Bär's machine-painted landscapes are strongly reminiscent of Pointillism and Impressionism (movements in painting dedicated fully to color). Jay Mark Johnson's photographs, though not painting per se, are a perfect fit, for the images of waves and swimming pools are also distinguished by a strongly painterly element.

Further information and images will be posted in the next days on our website at: Galerie Deschler