Exhibition Opening "Gerhard Langenfeld - DARK REFULGENCE"Sun, March 05, 2023, 12pm
in the 2-Raum
Although the painter Gerhard Langenfeld ostensibly concentrates solely on the two-dimensionality of the picture plane, his highly differentiated, layered application of paint extends that surface into the depth, continuing the architecture and the gallery space, as it were, into the interior of the painting.
The dominant colour of his paintings is black, but it is a black that is underpinned by an infinite variety of colour textures, which allow us to comprehend the build-up of the composition from a multiplicity of colour to monochromy, and invite us to ponder a painting about the art and act of painting. Contemplating the interpenetrating layers of paint and colour, the viewer is, as it were, drawn in and absorbed by the works.
Dr. Gabriele Uelsberg, Bonn (in the exh. cat. Camill Leberer – Jörg Bach – Gerhard Langenfeld, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn)
- Opening speech: Camill Leberer (sculptor, photographer and painter), Stuttgart
Musical accompaniment: Prof. Michael Hampel, University of Music, Freiburg