The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Bernd Finkeldei

Across from the moon
Studio utensils and paint mixed on palettes are the subjects of the latest paintings by the Düsseldorf artist, Bernd Finkeldei. His works from 2010/11 illustrate that this is a painter who paints about painting. He does this in a quiet, extremely concentrated way. His paintings are subtle reflections on how objects are transformed into images within the context of painting, aiming to combine figuration and abstraction in a very individual way, while at the same time adroitly appropriating the accomplishments of painting throughout history. In their own way, Finkeldei’s works bear witness to the uninterrupted present of painting. (Guido Reuter)

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"Bernd Finkeldei"

ISBN 978-3-86678-549-6

20,00 x 25,00 cm

64 Pages

62 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Wolfgang Gmyrek
Bernd Finkeldei and Guido Reuter
graphic design
Sarah Fischer, Düsseldorf, and Klaus-Peter Plehn, Kerber Verlag
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Bernd Finkeldei. Mond gegenüber“, 8 April to 21 May 2011, Galerie Wolfgang Gmyrek, Düsseldorf.