Ralph Fleck | Transgressing Painterly Boundaries

February 27 – April 26, 2015
MKM Museum Küppersmühle for Modern Art

As virtually no other, the Freiburg-domiciled artist Ralph Fleck (born 1951) has consistently and uncompromisingly negotiated the narrow line between realistic and abstract figuration, and, in so doing, forged a gamut of visual experiences which often only reveal their cosmos on closer study.

In what is a German première, the Museum Küppersmühle is now presenting a retrospective of his work, which showcases his painterly exploration and transformation of real structures and architectures, such as Alpine scenery, seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, meadows and still-lifes. In his work, the boundaries between nature (ie. the natural forms and structures) and architecture (ie. the constructed “artificial” forms and structures) appear to dissipate or merge into a unified entity; his painterly gestures range from expressive brush strokes to the controlled and judicious application of colour planes.

Credits: Ralph Fleck, Malerische Grenzauflösungen, MKM 2015 © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Foto: Georg Lukas