Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Raimund Girke (1930 - 2002, Germany), Dominanz des Lichts. This show highlights the final decade of Girke’s oeuvre by focussing on key paintings that are characteristic of the artist’s work between 1989 and 2000.
For Girke, the best art was that which brought the approach of absolute reduction to its essence. He wanted to create art that went beyond mere abstract representation, and that presented nothing but the elementary. Indeed, his paintings do not really represent anything, and are radical in their absence of the figurative. The artist was looking for a reductive expression without having to step away from the traditional European way of painting, so he kept the oil paint, the brush, and the canvas.
Artists: Raimund Girke