The virtuosity of Thomas Dillmann’s acrylic paintings on cotton has attained astonishing dimensions. Houses, streets, urban panoramas, and landscapes spread out across the canvases. The parenthetic character of the motifs—the everyday street or the view over a valley—is a calculated factor in his painting. The works are similarly deserted, barren, and freed of all incidental attributes. Herein lay the roots of their intensity. Accustomed to discovering the spectacular in painting, the viewer finds nothing anecdotal here that digresses from the depiction itself. The characteristic calm and concentration on the images achieved in this way also reflects the months-long process in which he produces them. The works are based on photographs taken by the artist who alters the motifs in such a way that the painting resulting from the fleeting photographic portrayal is an invention of reality that enables a reflected view of our world. In our exhibition, you can look forward to an encounter with fascinating works by the artist that are now being shown for the first time.
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
Caroline Käding, art historian, HBK Braunschweig
Duration of the exhibition:
February 3 – March 18, 2017
Jacinto Moros (Spain) – Drawings, Sculptures
The Spanish artist Jacinto Moros is known around the world for his three-dimensional embossed prints and sculptures. Born near Saragossa in 1959, he lived and worked in New York for many years before returning to Spain. Moros’s prints and sculptural works are founded on a seemingly simple basis of the line. Employing undulating and intricate lineal structures, the artist masterfully develops a virtuoso vibrating visual language combining dynamism and motion with reduction and simplicity. Jacinto Moros’s sculptures and drawings are purist and timeless, and imbued with unique lightness. Each work generates a new choreography of figurative clarity and aesthetic enchantment that touches the viewer in a very special way. Jacinto Moros is renowned in Spain for his minimalist aesthetic, in Germany he is still an insider’s tip. Prestigious museums such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao have already presented his works.
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment.