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left: work by Dieter Hammer, right: parallel XV+XVI


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parallel XV
Aquatint and linolcut on BFK Rives, 78,5 x 58,5 cm, 2022; Ex. 6 + éa


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parallel XVI
Collage, Pastel and Gouache on BFK Rives, 78,5 x 58,5 cm, 2022


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parallel XII
Collage, Pastel, Gouache on BFK Rives, 60,5 x 39,5 cm, 2021


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parallel V
Aquatint, carborundum, linolcut on BFK Rives, 51,5 x 37,5 cm, 2021; Ex. 6 + éa


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parallel VI
Aquatint, carborundum, linolcut on BFK Rives, 51,5 x 37,5 cm, 2021; Ex. 6 + éa






In the current series of prints and collages entitled "parallel", pairs of colour contrasts are the starting point of my investigation. Quality contrasts and cold-warm relationships are the focus here. Few forms are lined up along a grid, yet a complete repeat is avoided. Within the pictorial space there are empty spaces, unprocessed white areas of the sheet that cross the motif as lines. These lines run parallel to the edge of the picture and have the same width and shade as the frame. There is an analogy between the two lines, the one on the sheet and the one in the frame, which allows a flowing transition from the pictorial space to the real space when looking at it. This creates a unity of motif, paper and frame, an autonomous pictorial body.

Pedro Boese