Gunter Tollman Abstract Painting

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Gunter Tollman Abstract Painting

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59.75”w 47.75”ht 1.5”dp

Gunter Tollman (1926-1990) b. Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Abstract painting on linen with large swaths of black and red over turquoise and gold.
Educated at the esteemed Dusseldorf Art Academy
Exhibitions: Solo Retrospective, Art Museum Gelsenkirchen, 2011.
Painter and sculptor. Early work in drawing and collage.
In 1969 belonged to group B1 founded by Rolf Meier, Ferdinand Spindel, Kuno Goschior and Freidrich Grasel.
Lecturer at the University of the Arts Bremen and member of the German Association of Artists and West German Association of Artists.
Influences: German expressionism and the New School of Paris
Soulages inspired pallet work built up and across the canvas.
Gestural inflections are buried under these cinder block forms but reveal themselves along the margins and from within the intersections of wide swaths of dark color in the manner of second generation American abstract painter Alfred Leslie.
Public sculptures: Wave Sculpture (1969) Hagemann school in Gelsenkirchen; Kinetic Object, 1969, Art Museum Gelsenkirchen; Plastic Movement, 1970, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen; Block 8, 1972, German Association of Artists, Stuttgart; Movable Plastic, 1971, Sculpture Park, Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg; Ministry of Culture, Paris; Moving Angle Element, 1991, Hannover: Mobile PAI, 1974/1996, Place du General Leclerc, Mont-de-Marsan, France, Et al.
Condition: Pristine, all original no restoration.

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