Mixed Media, Rust on Canvas
28 x 20 in
71 x 51 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. His connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks. He incorporates real rust in his mixed media artworks. Expressiveness through reduction: Silhouetted figure paintings, sculptures and installations are brought to life through a self-developed rust process. Völkle uses rust as an aesthetic surface, as a representative of historical past and a symbol of naturalness, weathering, corrosion and decay.
This 28 inch tall by 20 inch wide original mixed media artwork on white canvas is wired and ready to hang. It is signed by the artist on the front of the painting. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
The connection to the island of Lanzarote (Spain), his fascination for the volcanic rock found everywhere on the island, has long been reflected in the art of Gerhard Völkle. The oxidizing rust changes surfaces, leaving behind unpredictable and diverse traces beyond artistic control.
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Gerhard Völkle was born in 1953 in Lörrach, Germany. After completing his studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, he studied at the Kunstakademie in Bad Reichenhall. Inspired by the volcanic rocks in the Spanish island of Lanzarote, he began painting with rust. The unpredictability of the oxidation make his work dynamic and allows them to change and evolve overtime.
Völkle uses his rust painting technique in both sculptures and on canvas. The employment of rust as a medium allows oxidation to take over each artwork and consequently creates an unpredictable, everchanging surface. Each media shows dynamic characters in a variety of poses and in various states of movement. The artist uses the absence of detail an unconventional media that is always changing to emphasize silhouetted characters that are also in perpetual motion.
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