Oil on lacquer
160 x 135 cm
* 1984 in Berlin, lives and works there
In a neo-Romantic air, with sustained feeling of tone and oneness, Maximilian Rödel’s paintings seem to rematerialize the immaterial. With illusory effect and irrepressible luminosity, the work suggests it is of atmosphere itself. Hovering despite its expanse and visual weight, a third dimension also enters the viewer’s perception when facing the work, like a glimpse of sky through continual clouds. It is Rödel’s handling of color that unbinds and opens the picture plane. Ambiguous transitions of tonalities - hazy veils of violet that develop to a plum gray or clouds of pale yellow that lead to faint green – are without beginning or end and completely transcend the physicality of the work. These chromatic fields are unsuppressed and subsuming, color put forth with inescapable authority.
Martina Tauber Fine Art, Munich, July 15, 2021 - September 20, 2021