“In a picture, it should be possible to discover new things every time you see it. But you can look at a picture for a week together and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” Joan Miro
Over the course of 20 years I experimented in any style shape and form, constantly reinventing myself. Many of my very best paintings – as this red one – are based on photographs of twisted shapes, light- and colour reflections taken in a mirror. Picasso called this technique “Miroir du Merveilleux” sometimes “Palette Miroir”.
These colour- and powerful paintings are made of multiple layers of thin paint added one over the other. During the process I moved the canvas underneath as a tool to manipulating the direction of the flow of paint and used any other trick in the book to achieve these beautiful images made of dreams.
Inspired by the minimalist painter Mark Rothko, exploring the peripheries of perception, I painted a suite of large abstract paintings with title: Imaginary Landscapes.
The quiet works with their muted colours are of extraordinary beauty. Rothko explained his famous style as: “the simple expression of the complex thought”
These playful and colourful acrylic paintings are made of multi forms, shapes, squares and circles arranged by the artist into magnificent, well balanced compositions of colour and space. Eric Klemm is a colour oriented painter who works in the great tradition of abstract expressionism.
COLOR FIELD PAINTINGS
Two dozen of them made my show in Vancouver, in 2019. Klemm has broken the shape of a cube with 2 rounded edges, continuously pushing between surface and background as well as into a feeling of movement or perpetual rotation.
The strong Blues, Yellows, Reds and Blacks the cubes are made off makes one think of the work of Josef Albers.
Eric Klemm’s fine art photographs exhibited in his many shows have always been very large in size, up to 50 x 60”. Only a few small prints were made for the sole purpose of
portfolio reviews. Some are now for sale.
Larger prints are available on request.
To view all images of the projects visit: www.ericklemm.com.
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