Michael Burges

“His pictures originate in a structural and systematic exploration of methods of abstract painting. He succeeds in facilitating the interaction of colour, space and energy in a wide range of completely different types of pictures such as the “Interference Paintings”, the “Refraction Paintings” ,the “Wave Paintings” or the “Hybrid Paintings”. 

Ute Riese


Michael Burges, “Hybrid Painting, 1997

Oil on wood

51.18 x 39.37 x 2.76 in

Price on request

New York – the Mecca of Contemporary Art

©Michael Burges – Reverse Glass Painting – No. 02 – 2014

I like to share this excerpt from the latest artprice.com annual report

New York – the Mecca of Contemporary Art

The United States has recovered its leader position on the global Contemporary art market, resuscitating
the fierce competition with China. In total the United States generated $650 million from Contemporary art, nearly $90 million more than China. This strong performance was essentially driven by New York, the global capital of the art market. New York is home to the biggest art collectors, the most powerful galleries and the most prestigious museums. It also has the strongest networks, allowing the fastest emergence of young artists in the world. In fact, almost the entire value of the United States’ Contemporary art auction turnover is generated in New York ($631 million in 2014/20151, i.e. 97% of the US Contemporary art market). The city is today the unchallenged epicenter of the ultra-high end of the art market. With just 6% of the global number of lots sold, New York generates 36% of the global turnover2. In fact, New York is ideally placed to benefit from the current boom in the art market, which is being driven by a minority of ultra-rich individuals and institutions with investment budgets in the millions of dollars. Christie’s and Sotheby’s generate their best turnover figures in New York and hammer their best results in the Big Apple. Nine of the top ten best results during the 2014/2015 period were hammered in New York, and one in London. The intense media focus on the ultra-high end of the art market tends to overshadow the fact that more than half the artworks sold in the city sell for under $5,000. So New York’s art offer is not exclusively reserved for a wealthy elite and it remains accessible for all kinds of non-professional art aficionados.


ART – Made in Germany

Check out the intriguing work of Michael Burges and Wolfgang Herbold. And just in case you get inspired to purchase some of their artwork, we love to be of assistance!

Best regards,

Rolf Goellnitz

Precious Blue

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.

Please note:
Opening hours WED to SAT 2-6PM and by appointment
Between October 18 and 25  OMC Gallery will be closed.


Sources for Blue:


© Michael Burges – Reverse Glass Painting No.02 – 2014

DO YOU place a BET?

Art World Places Its Bet.

I don’t bet on artists. I know –  who is talented! Do you understand the difference?

Oscar Murillo is talented. I wish he also would belong to my artist raster.

But  I believe, too, that Michael or Andrej or Wolfgang or Pau or Taka or

Yoko or Coco or Kris have huge potential.

© Kris Scholz -Marks and Traces 11 | Tian’anmen Square | 160 x 120 cm | Beijing 2012

© Kris Scholz – Marks and Traces 11 | Tian’anmen Square | 160 x 120 cm | Beijing 2012

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