This is one of the artists who was included within the stack of German artists books i bought recently. What characterizes Notthoff works is the bright colors that are used in all his works. Making these joyful , colorful paintings which resemble a bit the Hard Edge paintings from the early Seventies. Of course not hard edge but more Pop Art like, but still colorful compositions. Far less complicated and intriguing than the paintings by Richard Schur , which i recently acquired, but still nice and colorful abstract paintings and worthwhile to check out if you can.
1959 in Mönchengladbach geboren
1980–1989 Studium an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1993 Villa Romana-Preis, einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz
1994–1999 Lehrauftrag für Malerei und Zeichnen an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1995–1997 Lehrauftrag für Grundlagen der Gestaltung und Freihandzeichnen an der Universität/GH Essen
seit 2007 Dozent für Malerei und Freihandzeichen im Lernort Studio, Düsseldorf
Lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf
Never heard of the artist before, but what a great find this is. People following the blog know that concrete and constructivist artists are among my favorites. Last week i visited the bookmarket and found an intriguing title ” OTTO HAMER : Mijnheer I.KAA EN DE KUNST” leafing through the book i noticed immediately why his art fascinates me personally . The repetitions of form(s), the use of bright colors and the feel for composition “hit” me. The book itself was a surprise too. Beautiful lay-out, excellent print quality . Designed by Otto Hamer himself together with Aernout Tas this is a highly accomplished book. To give an impression of Hamer’s work here is the Youtube video i found:
There is not much info to be found on the artist, but i found an article in dutch:
Today i realized that there have been so many great Suisse artist during the last 100 years and certainly Pipilotti Rist is one of them a deserves a small blog to draw attention to her works.
As a video and installation artist she has one element which returns in every one of her projects and it is the use of bright colors. The use of color makes them like 60’s halucinations.
During her studies Pipilotti Rist began making super 8 films. Her works generally last only a few minutes, and contained alterations in their colors, speed, and sound. Her works generally treat issues related to gender, sexuality, and the human body.
Her colorful and musical works transmit a sense of happiness and simplicity. Rist’s work is regarded as feminist by some art critics. Her works are held by many important art collections worldwide.
Because of the use of Video in most of het installations it is hard to find good publications on Rist, but there are some on the market and certainly one of them is available at www.ftn-books.com
Artist/ Author: Oliver Boberg
Title : Memorial
Publisher: Oliver Boberg
Measurements: Frame measures 51 x 42 cm. original C print is 35 x 25 cm.
signed by Oliver Boberg in pen and numbered 14/20 from an edition of 20