Galerie Georg Nothelfer is pleased to present works by Fred Thieler in dialogue with works by Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag in the show [ɛ̃fɔʁmɛl].
Opening: Friday, May 20, 18 - 21 h
May 21 - July 30, 2022
Fred Thieler (1916-1999) is one of the important representatives of German Informel. Fundamental to the understanding of Thieler's work is the categorical turning away from "form" in the painterly design, as well as predetermined pictorial interpretations for the viewer. This expression of freedom is articulated by the turn to abstract, gestural-dynamic painting, the "Informel", which has been carried out since the 1950s.
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag (*1965), who studied fine arts and music in theory and practice, began his work on space in space in the early 1990s with monochromatic gas discharge light systems and fields of standing, sinusoidal infrasound waves - also influenced by the processuality and immediacy of Informel. In his works, he combines media techniques as well as concepts and action strategies of the visual arts with concepts and playing techniques of experimental and new music.
Both artists were participants in documenta, Kassel.