RENEE PFISTER ART & GALLERY CONSULTANCY and VERA SCHUHMACHER FINE ART
CELEBRATING FIGURATION & ABSTRACTION
Elvira Bach - Pip Dickens - Gernot Kissel
4th NOVEMBER - 15th NOVEMBER 2014
PRIVATE VIEW 3rd NOVEMBER | 18:30- 21:00
OPEN EVERYDAY 12:30 - 18:00
SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND EXTENDED OPENING TIMES
Monday 3 November 2014 | 18:30 – 21:00
LATE NIGHT OPENING WITH TALK BY ART HISTORIAN VANIA BAROZZI
Wednesday 5 November 2014 | 19:00– 21:00
TRIBUTE TO GERNOT KISSEL BY VERA SCHUHMACHER
Wednesday 12 November 2014 | 19:00– 21:00
CLOSING EVENT WITH TALK BY EXHIBITION CURATOR RENEE PFISTER
Saturday 15 November 2014 | 12:30 – 17:00
‘Celebrating Figuration & Abstraction’ presents works by the British abstract painter Pip Dickens and the German neo-expressionist painters Elvira Bach and Gernot Kissel. Whilst each artist has a different painterly approach, the themes that bind these selected works are interpretations of femininity and female representation.
Elvira Bach’s self-portraits represent the artist in domestic settings. Bright colours and energetic strokes are the trademark of her distinct visual voice, which propelled her to a key member of the German art movement ‘Jungen Wilden’, ‘the Young Wild Ones’.
Pip Dickens abstractions derive from different sources. Literature, Film and Far Eastern culture are utilised reflecting upon female characters, fabrics, motifs and patterns, creating a captivating ocular experience within the picture plane through surface interest and cinematic ‘letterbox’ formats.
Gernot Kissel (1939 - 2008) was an artist steeped in the tradition of 20th century German expressionist painting. The female figure was central to Kissel’s art. He encapsulates his posing models with vibrant colours and bold brushstrokes. Black contours outline his depicted heroines, highlighting the female form and their fleshly vigour.
In spite of contrasting styles and techniques, the artworks presented offer an imaginative interpretation exploring diversity and parallels within this unconventional group.
Renée Pfister, 2014