Heinz Mack - Klassische Farbchromatik (Klassische Farbchromatik (Classic Colour Chromatic)), 2012

Pastel chalk on handmade paper

36 x 28 cm
14 x 11 inch

Signed and dated bottom right "mack 12"

N 9392

About the work

Colour and light play a special role in the work of Heinz Mack. In the 1960s, the artist carried out experiments in the Sahara, in which he developed monumental sculptures that captured, concentrated and reflected the blazing light of the desert. The colours in his pastel works are also characterised by the colourfulness of the Maghreb. Mack’s painting is pure colourfulness. His art presents authentic colour that only means itself.
Where does the meaning lie for the viewer now? Our daily perception is characterised by countless visual impressions. A single look out the window offers a bounty of colours and forms, which we can hardly register as individual manifestations. A work by Heinz Mack presents the colours in and for themselves. We can once again become aware of the colours in his reduced works. The works of Heinz Mack are mindfulness exercises for our eyes, helping us to see the colours in the world in a new way.
(Andrea Fink)

Text authored and provided by Dr Andrea Fink, art historian

The art historian, curator and freelance publicist Andrea Fink studied art history, cultural studies and humanities, modern history and philosophy in Bochum and Vienna. Doctorate in 2007 on the work of the Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. As a freelance curator and art consultant, her clients include, among others, the Kunstverein (art association) Ahlen, Kunstverein Soest, Wella Museum, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, ThyssenKrupp AG, Kulturstiftung Ruhr, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Franz Haniel GmbH, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria.

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Heinz Mack, Klassische Farbchromatik (Classic Colour Chromatic), 2012, 36 x 28 cm, N 9392
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