until 05.11. | #4014ARTatBerlin | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery presents from 13. September 2023 the exhibition A Retrospective – A Century of LOTHAR QUINTE by the artist Lothar Quinte.
Like no other painter of his generation LOTHAR QUINTE combined in his life’s work several approaches of abstract painting from the 1960s to 2000.
Bermel von Luxburg Gallery pays tribute to his work on the occasion of his 100th anniversary (Lothar Quinte would certainly have celebrated his birthday in Wintzenbach, France, where the internationally recognized painter died in the year 2000).
Bermel von Luxburg Gallery will showcase artworks from different periods and creative phases:
From the purely painterly-gestural artworks of the early 60s up to OpArt and then again, the very calm paintings of the 80s and 90s. Lothar Quinte surprises with paintings that could also have been created today as he convinces in colour, composition and monochrome.
In addition to painting, his focus was on art in public spaces. Thus, Quinte developed in the course of the years several stained-glass windows (for example the Lübeck Cathedral) and wall works (textiles, carpets).
However, Lothar Quinte was not only broadly positioned in terms of mediums, but he also opened up viewers to look at his artworks with a new visual language. Every decade consistently started a new image cycles. Influence on his paintings certainly also took the numerous travels abroad, including India, where he lived and worked several times.
Lothar Quinte is one of the pioneers of the Informell but claimed a prominent special position in the virtuoso use of colour:
“… by letting the colour tones merge with each other through fine tuning and using the colours from liquid to matte and absorbent to powdery, Lothar Quinte not only combines substances, with them he secretly shifts the boundaries between the absolute and the relative” said Claude Rossignol in 1998, on the occasion of an exhibition in Strasbourg at the CEAAC (Centre Européene d’ Action Artistique Contemporaine).
The aforementioned subtlety in the painterly execution distinguishes Quinte from his companions and should definitely be seen.
Opening: Wednesday, 13. September 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The opening reception will be accompanied by a laudatory speech of Ms. Dr. Susanne Rockweiler.
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, 13. September to Sunday, 5. November 2023To the Gallery
Image caption: Lothar Quinte, Fächerkreis blaugrün, 1967, Acryl on canvas, 120 x 120 cm, courtesy Bermel von Luxburg
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