SEPTEMBER 14 – OCTOBER 22, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 17, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Pentimenti Gallery opens the fall season with the work of EDGAR DIEHL. This event will mark Edgar’s first solo exhibition with Pentimenti Gallery.
Edgar Diehl creates truly composed geometrical paintings on aluminum supports. The aluminum is often bent or contorted with emphasis on the pattern and each work utilizes a limited palette, carefully chosen for its reactivity. The outcome is a perceptual puzzle. Often, when the viewer engages this puzzle, it can force a sudden awareness of light, color, space, and the subjective nature of vision. Depending on one’s perspective, Edgar’s paintings are reliefs, wall sculptures, objects, or paintings. As such, they are versatile and conversational, not content simply fitting in with a particular group or movement in the history of painting.
“Works of art are the result of hard work and unexpected discoveries. We proudly and willingly display them to our friends and to the visitors of our exhibitions. The effort that has gone into them should not be perceived. Artworks should be like the result of a game, which is perhaps why some people see them as nothing more than that.
For me, the development of unusual color combinations is very important. These harbor powers that impact our psyches. This is a subject of scientific research, which I have carried forward in my artistic work. My approach here is intuitive.”
Edgar Diehl creates work that optically straddles the non-locatable perceptual space where static objects move and shift, or trigger simultaneous sense-readings.
Edgar Diehl studied architecture at the TU in Berlin and painting, wall painting, and art theory at the Stadel Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt, Germany. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the US, with notable shows at Conny Dietzschold Gallery in Sydney, Australia; Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel, Kunstverein Erlangen, Bunsen Goetz Galerie, Nuremberg in Germany; Art Amsterdam; the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, and more. Edgar Diehl was twice nominated for the Andre Évard Art Award at the Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel in Germany. His work is included in numerous corporate collections: Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Institute fur Zukunftsforschung, Worpswede, Nestle-Gruppe Deutschland, Tetra-Pak Gruppe Deutchland, Wiesbadener Volksbank, Wiesbaden, Germany, and more. The artist is represented by Pentimenti Gallery.
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