The paintings of Hedwig Eberle range from canvas to paper and
from abstraction to figuration. She explores the boundaries between
lines, surfaces and forms using the power of colour.
The multifaceted paintings and drawings impress in particular
thanks to their great strength of expression. They are reminiscent
of the informal painting of the 1950s, which rejected classical
principles of form and composition as well as geometric
abstraction. Spontaneity and the dissolution of forms are also
features of Eberle's artistic production. As the lines of
determinable motifs are autonomised from the objective world, the
beholder only understands at closer glance how the vague and
seemingly diffuse web of lines develop into individual fragments of
bodies. These forms are inspired by images of people who Eberle
finds in newspapers and magazines. The delicate compositions made
up of curved ink lines are finished with oil and watercolours. The
result is a network of opaque and transparent colour areas,
creating a pictorial surface with a truly unique structure and
materiality. Trickles of colour flowing into each other reference
the process of creation and make it clear that the artist does not
just work on the wall but also on the floor, with the surface of
the picture being turned and worked on from all sides.
The works of Hedwig Eberle open up a deep space for associations
to take hold. The freedom of her artistic gestures translates into
freedom in the interpretation of her works.
Hedwig Eberle (born in Munich in 1977) lives and works in
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