Oil on canvas. 129 x 106 cm. Framed. Designated 'Peter Brüning Ratingen 1961' and with dimensions verso on canvas. - Minor traces of age.
As a student at the Academy in Stuttgart under Willy Baumeister at the beginning of the 1950s, Brüning wandered through the art history of modernism, studied the greats such as Cézanne, became interested in the arc spanning the Cubism of Fernand Léger and not least, learnt the basic framework for symbolic, form-rich gestures from Baumeister. From his first surreal compositions, Brüning developed his own Informel painting in the changing rhythm of "the painted and the liberated". Agitated colour centres, as accentuated here with pure black over broken red and green, unfold with temperamentful gestures in the vertical across the canvas. Their tips rush downwards like waterfalls and structure the form of intense stretched arches and powerful brushstrokes in free space. Brüning developed various approaches to a pronounced painting technique with which he helped to express his characteristic handwriting in various directions and which clearly singled him out of the canon of German Informel.
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Galerie Neher, Essen; private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia