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"Gotthard Graubner's understanding of colour is embedded in his own conception of the artistic picture. This does not apply solely to images painted in colours, but can equally find expression in drawing, in sculpture, and in photography. What is at issue here is a particular intensification of the sensuous appearance of the image, which neither simply replicates the world as we know it, nor offers beguilingly suggestive pieces of illusionism. Graubner's work is focused on the basis of the image, on discovering its real and productive potential. It generates meaning, finds a pictorial language which derives solely from a special expressive potential within itself which is independent of the otherwise global dominance of the word. The viewer is able to respond to images conceived in this pointed fashion with a mode of seeing that is entirely active, that does not simply register facts but responds to them, enabling the viewer to enter into creative communication with the artist’s work." Heinz Liesbrock, excerpted from Embodying Colour in "Gotthard Graubner: Painting.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Edited by Eva Kraus. Text by Jürgen Schilling.
German abstractionist Gotthard Graubner (1930–2013) is celebrated for his expressionistic development of Color Field painting. Chroma features the Neues Museum Nürnberg’s impressive array of his work from its Böckmann Collection, spanning four decades.
Published by Richter Verlag. Text by Erich Franz, Volker Kahmen.
Since the 1940s, Gotthard Graubner (born 1930) has not swerved from an art of delicate, spacious abstraction. His drawings, surveyed in this magnificently printed monograph, are as vulnerably spare and delicate as his paintings, prints and installations. This volume examines a representative cross section of his drawings from the late 1940s to the present.
Published by Richter Verlag. Text by Uwe Wieczorek, Heinz Liesbrock.
This publication celebrates the eightieth birthday of German painter Gotthard Graubner (born 1930), spanning his work from the 1950s to the present. Devoid of figuration or metaphoric allusions, the artist's Farbraumkörper or "color-space-bodies" evolve entirely out of evanescent color effects, somewhat in the vein of Rothko. Working on highly absorbent ground, Graubner maximizes the murkier tendencies of his pigments
Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Dietrich Helms, Volker Rattemeyer.
The colors in Gotthard Graubner's paintings of the 1960s and 70s exert a bodily presence that pulls in both the viewer and the surrounding environment. This publication follows the subsequent development of his oeuvre as it turned, in the 80s, toward architecture as a driving force.