Paintings and Drawings by Gerda Lepke

Sudden splashes, sweeping circles, and energetically placed brush marks define the works of Gerda Lepke. Shimmering colour structures are created from many, seemingly random, brushstrokes. At first glance the works appear abstract; however the clusters of lines are always directed towards an object that the artist observed during the creation of the piece: a landscape, a section of the sky, a portrait or a sculpture. Gerda Lepke’s movement between open, powerfully executed forms and a basic underlying order has created her unmistakeable visual language. Dispersion is contrasted with something solid; openness with something final. Her individual style has earned her a well-deserved place in German art. This monograph brings together works from different phases of her determined and unique practice.
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March 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-272-3

21,00 × 23,00 cm

128 pages

106 colored and 20 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Gisbert Porstmann und Carolin Quermann, Städtische Galerie Dresden text by Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger, Gisbert Porstmann, Carolin Quermann as well as an interview between Gerda Lepke and Jazz musician Günter Baby Sommer

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „hinsehen. Malerei und Zeichnung von Gerda Lepke“, 5 June to 6 September 2009, Städtische Galerie Dresden, Kunstsammlung.