A.R. Penck - Konstruktion in den Raum hinein
Konstruktion in den Raum hinein
Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 70 cm. Framed. Signed 'ar. penck'. Titled 'KONSTRUKTION IN DEN RAUM HINEIN' on canvas overlap.
A.R. Penck titled this work created in 2002 "Konstruktion in den Raum hinein", which captivates with its vibrant colours. Crystalline shapes can be found in this abstract composition that actually create a perception of spatial depth. This three-dimensional effect is evoked by juxtaposed chiaroscuro contrasts of black and pale blue areas, which also stand out intensely against the deep red background. In this work the artist, whose painting is otherwise entirely designed for linearity and two-dimensionality, plays with depth and planes. He departs from the typical graffiti-like aesthetics and hints at constructivist pictorial elements. Nonetheless, to some extent Penck remains faithful to his equally emphatic and enigmatic vocabulary of signs; letters, punctuation marks, circular and arrow shapes are in evidence.
Galerie Michael Wener, Cologne (adhesive label verso); private collection, North Rhine Westphalia
Cologne 2003 (Galerie Michael Werner), A.R. Penck, Jenseits der Kriege, exhib.cat. no.1 with colour ill.