Galerie

Georg Nothelfer

Edgar Hofschen

Modification A13
1972, Oil/Sailcloth, 200 x 300 cm
Modification A13,
1972, Oil/Sailcloth, 200 x 300 cm
Hofschen 1
Untitled
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Untitled,
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Hofschen_OT_1983_Gouache_50 x 75,3 cm_2
Untitled
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Untitled,
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Hofschen_OT_1984_Gouache_69 x 99 cm_2
Modification A3
1974-83, Oil /Sailcloth/Ponal, 160 x 110 cm
Modification A3,
1974-83, Oil /Sailcloth/Ponal, 160 x 110 cm
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Modification L 31
1987, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 129 x 163 cm
Modification L 31,
1987, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 129 x 163 cm
Hofschen_Modifikation L 31, 1987, Öl-Segeltuch-Ponal-Papier, 163 x 129 cm
Untitled
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Untitled,
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Hofschen_OT_1984_Gouache_69 x 99 cm_3
Modification K 7
1984, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 127,5 x 170 cm
Modification K 7,
1984, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 127,5 x 170 cm
Hofschen_Modifikation K 7, 1984, Öl-Segeltuch-Ponal-Papier, 127,5 x 170 cm
Modification E16
1975, Oil /Sailcloth, 196 x 174 cm
Modification E16,
1975, Oil /Sailcloth, 196 x 174 cm
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Modification L8
1986, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 205 x 138 cm
Modification L8,
1986, Oil/Sailcloth/Ponal/Paper, 205 x 138 cm
Hofschen_Modifikation L8, 1986, Öl-Segeltuch-Ponal-Papier, 205 x 138 cm
Untitled
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Untitled,
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Hofschen_OT_1983_Gouache_50 x 75,3 cm
Untitled
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Untitled,
1983, gouache/paper, 50 x 75,3 cm
Hofschen_OT_1983_Gouache_50 x 75,3 cm_3
Untitled
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Untitled,
1984, gouache/paper, 69 x 99 cm
Hofschen_OT_1984_Gouache_69 x 99 cm
Bretagne
1988, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol. 5/20
Bretagne,
1988, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol. 5/20
Edgar Hofschen - Bretagne, 1988, Buch mit 2 Fotos und 2 Gouachen, 34 x 25 cm, 5-20
Bretagne
1988, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol.6/20
Bretagne,
1988, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol.6/20
Edgar Hofschen - Bretagne, 1988, Buch mit 2 Fotos und 2 Gouachen, 34 x 25 cm, 6-20
Santorin
1981, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol. 4/20
Santorin,
1981, Book with 2 Fotos and 2 Gouaches, 34 x 25 cm, Vol. 4/20
Edgar Hofschen - Santorin, 1981, Buch mit 2 Fotos und 2 Gouachen, 34 x 25 cm, 4-20

Biography

Born 1941 in Tapiau/Russia
1965-71 studied art history and philosophy in Cologne
1972-75 Studied painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy
1975 First solo exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer
1977 Participation in the documenta, Kassel
Died 2016 in Hückeswagen

"Color", "space", "structure", "material", are the terms around which Edgar Hofschen's painting moves. Color - Hofschen prefers differentiated shades of gray-green and brown - has a tense effect in the area between limiting lines and broad edges. It finds the possibility to unfold its own life in this zone with all its intensity, not only on, but in interaction with the underlying picture supports, i.e. paper of different quality and canvas. These materials play a decisive role in the final result. The pictures always speak of balance and tranquility, they weigh in themselves; at the same time Hofschen succeeds in leaving the material its own expression. Although he puts them together and separates them in a well-considered way, none of his gestures seems merely planned, thought out. His feeling for the materiality of the source material, its specific characteristics, always finds expression. The fabrics determine the pictorial events; it is as if Hofschen merely strengthened them in their expressiveness through arrangement and partial intervention. The used olive green tent tarpaulins are tattered, patched, washed out, crumpled, rough, brittle and repellent. They are sewn together, collaged, glued, with the white wood glue also added as color. In the irregular pictorial space of his early paintings, Hofschen placed sparse signs that stand out radiant white from the rough background. Then, between 1973 and 1976, he layered colors on top of each other so that the painted fields seem to vibrate. (Text: Jürgen Schilling, 1982)

Exhibitions

Publications

  • Ausstellungskatalog Papierarbeiten/Exhibition Catalogue Paperworks, 2000, Edited by Galerie Hartl, on the occasion of the exhibition at Galerie Hartl and Galerie Ute Mronz, text by Johannes Meinhardt, 64 pages, numerous illustrations., EUR 13

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  • Kunst-Zeitung, Nr. 7, 1989, Edited by Kunst-Zeitung. Texts by Manfred de la Motte and others, 10 pages, 21 ill, 7 colour ill., ISBN 3-87329-909-7, EUR 3

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  • Ausstellungskatalog/Exhibition Catalogue, 1984, Edited by Galerie Georg Nothelfer Berlin. Texts by Manfred de la Motte and Heinrich Hahne, 40 pages, 29 ill, 15 colour ill. Edition Galerie Georg Nothelfer, ISBN 3-87329-915-1, EUR 10

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