Monika Falke - farblicht

5th of March - 18th of April 2015

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Monika Falke - farblicht

5th of March - 18th of April 2015


Monika Falke (born in Peine) lives and works in Braunschweig.
After getting her degree at the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste in Braunschweig, Monika Falke was attracted repeatedly to Japan from 1989 to 1998 for longer study visits. Captured by the country’s ZEN-culture, she studied traditional ink painting and calligraphy with multiple masters.
The fascination that originates from East Asian art lies not only in the formal beauty of the characters, it is more the frame of mind of the executor that manifests itself in each stroke of the brush. It is the act of constant repetition that leads to masterly maturity by internalisation.
From this way of thinking, the perfection of each and every brush stroke, this act of painting is one of Monika Flake’s primary concerns. The act of painting is mainly performed in a state of gathering oneself and presence. She develops in concentrated compositions of transparent paint layers the calm colour surfaces that are superimposed in finely balanced shades and in doing so, except for an apparent ambience, releases an intensive luminance.
As a consequence of this concept, Monika Falke transfers the formal principle of her paintings and paper works into the 3-dimensional space. Thus coloured spaces evolve out of translucent, chromatic materials – better: spaces of coloured light. The superimpositions of the textile panels, which are hung with the same space behind each other, reveal a sublime sequence of flowing colour gradations in a real experienceable zone. Some of these textile installations can be walked through and take the attentive observer directly in a differentiated colour-light-space experience, which one can hardly withdraw oneself from its sensual effect.
For 25 years comprehensive works of black and white as well as coloured etchings accompany her works parallel to paintings and installations, and round her well worth seeing oeuvre.

We are showing selected works on paper and canvas as well as a space-oriented textile installation as part of a solo exhibition.

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