Gallery – Abstract

Abstract painting uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition, which may exist

with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. It also can be an inner expression of the unconscious.

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  • Sextet

    Inspired by interwoven patterns of music by J.S. Bach. Six linear geometrical forms overlap as six instruments play different, non-conflicting melodies in space and time. Perhaps I was ready to shake off old restrictions but still keeping structure and composition. Oil on canvas board / 76cm x 55cm / 1958

  • Unite Divisions

    Is there nothing anymore to unite us? A glitter in the eye, a gesture of a hand, a touch, a sound ‑Are we bound To the end? Many steps have Divided us, Bridges broken down to raving depth from heights but silence, above all, has created a storm and blown out love and lights. Acrylic on […]

  • Vision Concentrated

    Technology is transmitting everything to us in a small, concentrated space. Acrylic and tape on canvas / 81 cm x 96 cm,  / 1967  

  • Foundry

    Tribute to my hometown Eisenerz, Austria, where the Romans mined for iron, then the locals since the 8th century. I was also thinking of Hamilton, Ontario iron works.  Oil on Canvas / 86 cm x 91 cm / 1966 / Sold

  • Three Kings

    The three Kings in their magical appearance at Bethlehem, according to the Gospels of the New Testament. Oil on Canvas / 121 cm x 101 cm / 1966-67 /

  • Cycle of Time

    In human terms, movement as planets circle stars will give the notion of time.     Acrylic on Canvas  / 101 cm x 101 cm / 1968

  • Composition with Black Circle

    Square shapes and primary colours float over white space with contrasted black sphere. Oil on Masonite / 61 cm x 91 cm / 1966

  • Defence

    Objects composed in that space are abstractions of Offence and Defence. Oil on Canvas / 56 cm x 91 cm / 1959

  • Forms in Space

    Layers of flat planes with openings that are ascending and descending endlessly. Oil on Canvas board / 71cm x 51 cm / 1959

  • Night Life

    Vibrant colours and energy of night. Oil on Cardboard / 35 cm x 46 cm / 1964

  • Message (Vision)

    In the Vision is the Message, without words. Oil on Canvas / 112 cm x 81 cm / 1962

  • Landscape in Autumn

    Form and colour inspired by autumn in Canada.

  • Light Reveals Darkness

    Conceptual rendering. Oil on Canvas / 48 cm x 35 cm / 1963  / at Vienna

  • Golden Era’s Remnant

    The ambiguous leftover of treasures. Oil on Canvas / 81 cm x 101 cm / 1963

  • Decision at Dawn

    Partially inspired by the Novel, “All Quiet on the Western Front”.  A moment of tense, important discussion between two characters. Technically, areas are treated with interwoven brush strokes that create a dimension and the chilly colours tell the mood of the situation. Oil on Canvas / 127 cm x 81 cm / 1962

  • Beyond my Recollection

    A series of paintings in a similar manner of brush strokes, that give the areas an almost poetic life. The subject is a psychological dilemma in which I am trying to solve what I vaguely remember only in a visual presentation. Oil on Canvas / 116cm x 86 cm / 1962

  • Day of Wonder

    Perhaps one could assert that abstract art is the biggest victory over the indescribable. To create from the unconscious is more to the point, original as conscious work, providing the artist has made the transition from an apparent reality to a reality within his mind. Much is happening and one wonders how to interpret what one […]

  • Conclusion in Sadness

    Regarding the title I ask myself, why? But otherwise a commendable painting. Oil on Canvas / 101 cm x 86 cm / 1962

  • Bridge Burned

    How many Bridges does one burn in a lifetime? Oil on Canvas / 84 cm x 117 cm / 1962  /  SOLD  

  • Early Autumn

    Composition of Autumn’s characteristics: leaves and colours, without details. Oil on Canvas / 76 cm x 76 cm / 2003  

  • Dream-Island Habitat

    Island, surrounded by water or space to give the impression of seclusion, peaceful or lonely existence. Composition consisting of triangles. Oil on Canvas / 91 cm x 91 cm / 2005

  • The Divide

    Blaze / chill – light / darkness – warm colors / cold colors – love / hate – near / far – here / beyond – earth / universe. Texture, Acrylic on Canvas / 81. cm x 71 cm / 1998

  • Composition / 94

     Interlocking patterns, composed. Oil on Wood Panel / 30.5cm x 40.6 cm / 1994

  • Composition #2 /95

    Figures on a sandy beach. Acrylic on Canvas board / 61 cm x 51 cm / 1995

  • Composition #1 /98

    Structures of Architectural buildings connected in space, floating. Oil on Canvas / 71 cm x 81 cm / 1998

  • Bronze Structure

    Composition of sculpture, two-dimensional. Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x 60.9 cm / 1994  

  • Architectural Complex

    Composition resembling architecture. Oil on Canvas / 60.9 x 55.8 cm / 1998

  • Orbits

    The Universe is orbiting within and outside of its dimension that gave me the structure and colours, which are foundation of water and earth. Oil on Canvas / 91.4 x 121.9 cm / 2003 / Sold  

  • Island in Space

    Seemingly weightless mass in, not out of our space. Acrylic on Canvas / 76.2 x 76.2 cm / 1968

  • First and Last Act of Civilisation

    Unlike in a play, where the last act can show a change from the first act – in human history the last act may be as void as it was in the beginning. Mod. Paste / Acrylic on canvas / 60.9 x 66.0 cm / 1969

  • Expiration

    This painting belongs to the Series “The Element: CREATION” – in itself the title of a painting that illustrates the Big Bang theory. The series then ends with EXPIRATION assuming, as shown, that all created bodies expire eventually from the centre out, the same way everything began. Acrylic with air brush on canvas 86.3 x […]

  • Three Figures

    The resemblance of figures in this composition is very slim but there is a certain dimension in the structure I pursued. Oil on canvas / 71.1 x 45.7 cm / 1961

  • Thanksgiving

    At the arrival of autumn and harvest the colours are golden against the blue sky . Oil on canvas / 69.9 x 76.2 cm / 1960  

  • Subject Enclosed

    Must leave it to the viewer to feel if anything encloses anything. ? Oil on Canvas / 76.2 x 55.8 cm / 1960  

  • Snow Slash

    From a series of watercolours. This is the impression of a wet winter. Watercolour on paper / 1959    

  • Lake / 60

    Lake with mountains as I remembered. Oil on canvas / 55.6 x 40.6 cm / 1960  

  • Knight to Jerusalem

    From my watercolour series, a suggestive rendering of the subject. Creon drawing and watercolour on paper / 1959  

  • Insight

    So much that we are trying to find out and to know; searching for insight. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 60.9 cm / 1961  

  • Eternal Light

    The constant energy present in the Universe and Space or the constant light displayed in Churches that emulate spiritually the Eternal Light. Oil on Canvas / 81.2 x 76.2 cm / 1961    

  • Dwelling

    Unusual configuration of housing, in pieces, taken apart as it were. Oil on canvas / 76 cm x 55 cm / 1961

  • Cosmic View

    Lines and masses structural in rotation. Perhaps more to think about than see.  Oil on Canvas / 101.6 x 76.2 cm / 1961

  • Bastion Concrete

    Within a threat being safe and trying to defend a principal. Oil on Canvas / 88.9 x 76.2 cm  / 1961

  • Web of Light

    The summer air is moving the light in landscape. Oil on canvas / 55.8 x 76.2 cm / 2003

  • Vertical Flow / 3 panels

    Unusual flow, shown in three panels, that begins in the sky, flows through a landscape and ends in a sea. Oil on canvas / 121.9 x 66.0 cm / 1995

  • The Eye

    A center point that receives shapes and colours as a human’s brain is able to transmit to the Self. Yes, what is the eye, we take usually for granted?  Oil on canvas / 91.4 x 91.4 cm / 2007

  • Composition Textured

    Whatever explanation a viewer about this painting may be seeking, I would have to refer to clarifications in works as “Impromptu” and “Forms contrasted”. The latter is a graphite drawing with different designs in the many patterns as applied also in “Composition Textured”, except here enhanced and diversified through colours. Oil on canvas / 83.8 […]

  • Summer Morning

    In abstract terms, trying to catch with colours the coolness of an early summer morning. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 76.2 cm / 2003

  • Sub-Caribbean Sea

    In this rather abstract rendering, I attempt to capture with colours the transparency of objects below the surface, created by the light coming from above. Oil on canvas / 55.8 x 66.0 cm / 1994 / sold

  • Impromptu

    Over ten years ago, amidst painting representational for a decade, I sketched lines that would begin at any edge of the page, change direction, and overlap many times in different directions, in a non-conflicting way. By creating areas of different shapes and sizes, it was intriguing no matter how many times I did this exercise […]

  • Hieroglyphic

    Trying to paint images, symbols, which relate to humanity as it were in shorthand: blood flow, bird, figures, heart, emerging in daylight.  Oil on canvas / 60.9 x 45.7 cm / 1998

  • Growth

    The growth is in the gesture not in the simulation of everyday natural evolution. Oil on canvas / 66.0 x 55.8 cm / 1996

  • Autumn go Gentle into the Frost

    The earthly, worldly and  physically transition from a onetime stable, blooming existence, changing to a withering state before the winter is a metaphor to humans in that we hope the conversion toward an icy space may be gentle. Oil on canvas / 76.2 x 96.5 cm / 1998

  • Forms Contrasted

    Aside from the diversity of all the patterns displayed, note that a line begins at the upper left that has no dead-end but coincides to create fields with many different shapes and sizes. Those patterns have again various shades and graphic designs, in contrast to its surrounding. This type of spontaneous creativity and method I […]

  • Orange in Landscape

    The title should be “Orange colour in Landscape”, used here to give the green a livelier and more interesting contrast. Oil on canvas / 55.8 x 76.2 cm / 1961

  • Order & Calculation Intruding

    In my last three Hard Edge paintings before the decade of the sixties ended, I refrained from geometrical straight lines and employed open, loose forms. In this painting a small square that appears constructive and organized enters from the left like an intrusion. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff […]

  • Stretching and Yawning

    In my last three Hard Edge paintings before the decade of the sixties ended, I refrained from geometrical straight lines and employed open, loose forms.  After finishing this canvas, the central ‘figure’ suggested the comical title. As to the method of Hard Edge paintings, refer to image Cliff Structure. Acrylic on canvas / 121.9 x […]

  • Collage

    To change the texture of the composition I employed different materials. A plain aesthetic experiment. Mixed media on Masonite / 50 x 50 cm /  1965 

  • Inside Out

      A personal statement about my twenty-five years of studying and painting with limited acknowledgement from the art world. Popularity of artists was also seasonal and short-lived. My dream of contributing to the creative side of painting came to an end. It seemed pointless. Inside Out was my last painting before I refrained from Visual Art for […]

  • Composition / Hard Edge

    This Hard Edge painting consists of various shapes and colours that are in contrast to each other, as I hope in a creative manner. Acrylic on canvas / 121.9 x 60.9 cm / 1968  

  • My Island

    no comment yet – oil on canvas

  • Vertical Flow

    no comment – oil on canvas – 1995

  • Diagonal

    No comment – Oil on Canvas – 1967

  • Unconventional

    For my development an unconventional, mainly considering the form of my development; mentally it is breaking out from a groove I was in. Oil on Canvas board / 76cm x 55cm – 1958

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Painting Medium – Abstract: Made use of all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink drawings. The implementation done often through area painting that is colourful and conveys depth. To achieve a different appearance, images created in a Batik technique, oil paint applied transparent through glazing over canvas. Other treatments occurred with paintbrushes to make many crosshatch strokes that create an airy surface. Most abstract paintings came to be without a drawing, related to automatism.

 

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