Landscape is the thematic focus of this group show. The painted depictions by the four artists on show here range from the naturalistic to the abstract expressive. In the process, external or atmospheric aspects of the surrounding terrain have long since been replaced at the heart of contemporary landscape painting by internalized attitudes or mental world views that is expressed in part by real, in part by imagined visualizations. As opposed to landscape paintings of the Renaissance or Romantic era, the contemporary landscape allows for a more heterogeneous and a more multifaceted occupation with one of art history’s primary themes. Contemporary artists always also look back at historical developments and integrate art historical references in their pictorial worlds. The divergent works by Tine Benz, Helge Hommes, Szilard Huszank and Anette Ziss demonstrate once again that pictorial possibilities of one of art’s central subject matters are by no means exhausted.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
Dr. Martin Hellmold, art historian
Duration of the exhibition:
November 10, 2017 – January 13, 2018
The Gallery is closed from December 23, 2017 – January 9, 2018.
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment.