Posted on July 9, 2015
View into the exhibition at The OMC Gallery:
Ernst Wille’s approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication “Farben-Phänomene” (Color – Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:…to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light…
In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, Stivers demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty, produced on Silver Gelatin paper.
Posted on July 1, 2015
JUL 8 – AUG 30, 2015
Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS (USA) and ERNST WILLE (GER)
Reception July 10, 6-9 PM
Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, he demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty, produced on Silver Gelatin paper.
Ernst Wille (1916-2005) was a painter, designer, teacher and professor, whose approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication “Farben-Phänomene” (Color – Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:…to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light…
About the work process of creation Wille said:
‘The process of visualization is very exciting and reflects an argument between the ego (intellect), the theme and the spirit. It can happen within minutes, but also may take years as dates on some of my work show. The artistic train of thought can be compared to a congruent triangle, which angles represent the ego, the theme and the material, to be used.’
Ernst Wille’s work can be found in European and American private and public collections. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Central Europe, but also the United States.
Posted on October 1, 2014
An exhibition by International Artists
Curated by Rolf Goellnitz
Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color” of most people around the world. It’s also said that it is the least gender specific color and equally appeals to both women and men.
In color psychology ‘Blue” is associated with “Intellectual, intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.
Blue is the color of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to Red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming. It is the color of clear communication. However, it can be also perceived as cold, unemotional and unfriendly.
Different shades of “Blue” are perceived also differently:
Pale Blue is considered to inspire creativity and the freedom to break free. One of the calmest colors, sky blue inspires selfless love and fidelity. It is non-threatening and promotes a helpful nature that can overcome all obstacles. It is regarded as the universal healer. Dark blue is the color of conservatism and responsibility. Although it appears to be cool, calm and collected, it is the color of the non-emotional worrier with repressed feelings, the pessimist and the hypocrite. Dark blue can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. Dark blue is a serious masculine color representing knowledge, power, and integrity, and is used quite often in the corporate world.
Artists in the exhibition:
Michael Burges – Germany
Jose Freixanes – Spain
Alexis Gorodine – France
Brooke Lydecker – USA
Maler Ravic & Dale Yudelman (South Africa)
Birgit Sauer – Austria
Katharina Sieverding – Germany
Ernst Wille – Germany
Reception for the exhibition is FRIDAY, October 10, 6:30 to 8:30PM.
Opening hours WED to SAT 2-6PM and by appointment
Between October 18 and 25 OMC Gallery will be closed.
Sources for Blue: