Vera Leutloff - Kreise: Horizont: Jagd (Circles: Horizon: Hunt), 2012
About the work
The Kreise (Circles) work group found its way into the work of Vera Leutloff at the beginning of the 2000s. In this context, numerous rings or circles that run through one another join together on the canvas to create a dense, impenetrable weave of forms positioned on top of and beneath one another.
That which might at first glance appear in the digital illustration to be a computer-generated composition turns out to be an opulent, painterly cosmos of extremely lively, freehand and individual brushwork in the original. The individual circles are presented in progressions of several colours, whereby the prevailing mood of the respective work can demonstrate both competing shades and those from the same colour space.
The three-part title of this painting – Kreise: Horizont: Jagd (Circles: Horizon: Hunt) – to some extent undermines the pure, non-representational composition and allows the viewer access to a free, individual space for association, an own world of experience and atmospheric colouration.
Text authored and provided by Dr. Doris Hansmann, Art historian
Studies of art history, theater, film and television, English and Romance Languages at the University of Cologne, doctorated in 1994. Research assistant at the Art Museum Düsseldorf. Lecturer and project manager at Wienand Verlag, Cologne. Freelance work as an author, editor and book producer for publishers and museums in Germany and abroad. From 2011 chief editor at Wienand Verlag, from 2019 to 2021 senior editor at DCV, Dr. Cantz’sche Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin. Numerous publications on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.