until 28.10. | #1520ARTatBerlin | galerie georg nothelfer shows from 16th September 2017 the exhibition “Between Thing and Space” by the artist Gerhard Hoehme.
„I have always followed the regularities of the area only very reluctantly. I was much more interested in regularities of colour, its currents and growths, its materials and structures. The edges of the rectangle often inhibited my responsiveness to its potentials. This made wise restrictive measures necessary, but it occasionally also meant the narrowing of my expressive powers. I longed for the expansive space, the third, forth, fifth – upwards, to the side, even backwards, but without illusionist depth“. Gerhard Hoehme wrote in a text in 1957 on the occasion of his exhibition at Galerie 22 in Düsseldorf.
The artist investigated the inherent characteristics of his painting materials. He layered thick portions of paint, which he scraped off old canvases to create haptic and space expansive objects (Borkenbilder / bark pictures). Regarding the panel picture´s format, he searched new liberty and autonomy: Hoehme interpreted the picture as an openended energetic field that expands into its surroundings. Resultant he developed irregular contoured canvases, what is seen as an early anticipation of the „shaped canvases“. He experimented with plastic tubes, threads and wires to let them grow out of the canvas or which he bundled into tube sculptures.
Initially linked to gestural informal painting, he increasingly developed new compositional forms. Hoehme worked ever since the 1950´s with plastic materials and is recognized as a pioneer for his re-purposing of polyethene tubes in painting and sculpture. To this day he stands out with his spatial artworks.
Gallery Georg Nothelfer is delighted to be exhibiting works by Gerhard Hoehme with special attention to his spatial works between the 1950’s and 1980’s at this year´s Berlin Art Week.
Vernissage: Friday, 15th September 2017, 6 to 9 p.m. Opening speech by Prof. Dr. Erich Franz.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 16th September to Saturday, 28th October 2017
Image caption: Gerhard Hoehme, Mediator zwischen Ding und Raum
1973, Acryl/Collage auf Damast/Plastilin/Plexiglasplatte, 115 x 112 x 12 cm
Courtesy Galerie Georg Nothelfer
Exhibition: Gerhard Hoehme – Zwischen Ding und Raum – galerie georg nothelfer | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin