Mixed media on canvas
60 x 50 cm | 23,6 x 19,7 inch
6.000,00 € (+ VAT, Insurance & Shipping)
“I don’t use painting as a medium,” says Wolfgang Betke, “I play with the colours and wait for something to happen on the canvas or on the aluminium that then doesn’t let me go. This demands the luxury of time. If I have no time, there is no painting. […] With each painting, each sculpture, I venture into rough terrain without knowing how things are going to proceed. To put it more precisely: I start running although there is no path yet. My painting movements are what forms the path.”
2011's Untitled incorporates silhouettes of faces into an altogether more abstract interplay of colours and painting techniques. Diaphanous dry strokes of black and orange float between more muted blocks of solid colour, and paint lifted from the surface through decaclomania reveals dendritic flashes of yellow.
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