Oil Paint, Mixed Media on Canvas
24 x 32 in
61 x 81 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Bernhard Zimmer has created a positive stir at major international art fairs (Art Basel, Kunst Köln, etc.). His lively and mysterious compositions pique the taste of the serious art collector. His abstract paintings transmit the richness of multiple layers of oil paint applied with precision to create an overall composition that holds opposites - order and chaos, abstraction and representation, boldness and subtlety - in exquisite tension.
At first glance, the striking off-white, green, and multicolored artwork appears abstract, similar to a meditative object. The viewer is lured into the painting by the finely textured surfaces, flooded by the colors and their subtle relationships, and ends up discovering that the picture is full of life.
This 24 inch tall by 32 inch wide horizontal original artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted white, and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity is included.
Bernhard Zimmer was born 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany in 1957 and attended at the Study of Cultural Studies in Hildesheim, Germany from 1978-1984. He lives and works in Cologne and has exhibited worldwide.
Working with oil and mixed media on canvas, he paints fields of soft shapes, blocks of color, and delicate lines; grids of sketchily rendered faces; and blocks of text or word fragments partially submerged, like hieroglyphics, in rich washes of color. Like reliefs, his compositions are built up from numerous layers of paint, marks, and images. Their surfaces shift with the light and the changing position of the viewer. Full of strength and fragility, Zimmer’s works reward patient viewing, revealing their rich visual nuances to those who take time to look into their layers.
The depth of the artworks is striking; it creates a kind of ontology of life in the open space to make itself felt. In some works, hundreds of small squares stick together in a narrow spectrum of colors and vibrate in their color nuances.
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German artist Bernhard Zimmer has managed to create a positive stir at major international art fairs (Art Basel, Kunst Köln, etc.). His lively and mysterious compositions and executions pique the taste of the serious art collector.
Zimmer was born 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany. 1978 to 1984 Study of Cultural Studies in Hildesheim, Germany. Since 1984 he lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
At first glance, the artworks appear abstract, similar to a meditative object without life or depopulated landscapes. The onlooker gets lured into the paintings by the unconventional forms of dance, finely textured and shimmering surfaces (in which even fragments of text are to be discovered), flooded by the colors and their subtle relationships, and ends up discovering that the pictures are full of life.
Zimmer's numerous international exhibitions include Hanover, Munich, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Dusseldorf, Basel, Gent, Singapore.
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