PINSEL & PIXEL
Vernissage30th September 2022
Duration30.09. - 29.10.2022
The title stands programmatically for the spectrum of art forms shown in this exhibition.
According to the motto “opposites attract”, the choice of pictures represents, on the one hand, with the artist Manfred Dörner, the genre ‘oil painting’ in all its fullness of color and volume of the haptic material oil – on the other hand, with the artist Werner Bauer, the digital technique, which he, in contrast to Dörner, uses for total minimization.
Where Dörner deliberately emphasizes the surface of the picture in its structural possibilities from protrusions to smooth varnish in a materially three-dimensional way – Bauer, on the contrary, goes into depth when sounding out his computer-generated technique, and does so absolutely until the picture is (almost) completely dissolved and the origin, the original pixel, remains.
You can’t work more opposite!
What unites the two artists in their respective so different design methodologies, however, is their expressive expression of color. The charisma of both artwork cycles is so powerful that the works do not tolerate each other next to each other.
The one painting would slay the other if they were neighbors.
Thus, it happens that each of the two artists claims its own walls of the gallery. And that is why the exhibition is curated as a dual solo show. Interestingly, however, the two so extremely contrasting series of pictures tolerate, harmonize and complement each other through this juxtaposition of works; and thus become visible and to be experienced by the viewer in their entirety.
Curator: Susanne M. Matz