RAIMUND GIRKE: FORCE FIELDS

11 October - 25 November 2022
Overview

'White is emptiness, immateriality, calm and silence.'

 

An influential figure of post-war German art, Raimund Girke (b. 1930 Lower Silesia - d. 2002 Cologne, Germany) studied at the art school in Hanover before moving on to the Düsseldorf Art Academy with ZERO founders Otto Piene and Heinz Mack. Departing from Abstract Expressionism and initially influenced by the gestural-rhythmic abstraction of Art Informel, he became a forerunner of Analytical Painting committed to the investigation of the colour white.