- Gotthard Graubner
name = Gotthard Graubner
birthdate = Birth date|1930|6|13
field = Painter
Gotthard Graubner is an artist characterised by his unique philosophy and usage of colour in is work. He began developing his own
stylein 1955. Before that, his work is characterised by using colour sparingly in shapes and edges of the canvas. In between 1955 and 1957, Graubner experimented with different approaches towards colour. He experimented on watercolourand later canvas. Instead of focusing on geometric colour shapes, he focussed in using colour lavishly. In the 1960s, Graubner began to create works which he mounted picture-size colourcushions in his pictures and later cover them over with Perlon fabric. This was an attempt to enhance spatial effect of colour surfaces. These were later displayed at Alfred Schmela's gallery in Düsseldorf.Graubner's style was never interrupted by the current styleor trends. He developed his own style of having colour be the medium of the work itself. It allows his work independent of connection to any kind of representation or theme. His earlier concept of colour's depth continued to evolvein his work.
List of Special Works
1988 commissioned to draw two large art work for
Schloss Bellevue, Berlin (the seat of the president of the Federal Republic).
He was awarded the
August Macke Prizeof the City of Meschede and North German art Prizein 1988. In 2001, he was rewarded the Otto RitschlPrize. His work was shown at the Wiesbaden Museum.
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