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.

Valeria Heisenberg

Paläste, Vitrinen, Aquarien
The paintings of the Berlin artist Valeria Heisenberg take the metaphor literally of the painting as a reflection of the world. Aluminium boards are painted and colourless varnish is applied. These works are centred round chance found motifs in which a diffuse landscape, usually that of a city, is reflected. At the same time, these false reflections allow the viewer to look behind the glass surfaces to the space beyond, lending the paintings a surprising and confusing dimension of depth.
Photographs are the point of departure; these are transferred in detail to the thin metal boards without, however, any attempt to create photo-realist effects: the individual strokes of the paintbrush remain visible. The surfaces of the boards emerge as multiple nested pictorial spaces that are not to be understood rationally.
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"Valeria Heisenberg"

August 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-68-0

0,00 x 0,00 cm

without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English