Color Field Painting | Abstract Expressionism

…became some sort of label but dispite that there are still artists who refer in their contemporary art work to this. So I´m one of these and will work on because there´s no alternative when searching for deeper meaning of colour. It seems all stories have been told in painting but when you´re not in telling stories while painting but more in “meditation” over what comes through you and what will last it´s obvious that there can´t be anything else but Color Field Painting. Color is the subject of my work with large painted expanses surrounding the viewer.  Is this style meditative and does it come from the subconsciousness? Not really because while painting a much deeper awareness takes part of my mind and soul and becomes an essential part of the process and at least part of the created my so called “color awareness paintings”.

Color field

“Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman,  Ad Reinhardt and the serenely shimmering blocks of color in Mark Rothko‘s work (which is not what would usually be called expressionist and which Rothko denied was abstract), are classified as abstract expressionists, albeit from what Clement Greenberg termed the Color field direction of abstract expressionism. […]  [taken from wikepedia]


My color field painting has revolved in the 90s until today inspired by Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz; 09.25.1903 – 25.02.1970), Gotthard Graubner , Rupprecht Geiger, and Georgia O`Keeffe This type of painting emerged from the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns or Helen Frankenthaler was brought to the championship by Mark Rothko in the course of his work. It stands beside Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt in a modern tradition not only in the color / surface treatment as well as in the extended reflection and intellectual penetration.

Also include the years of work by Josef Albers (homage to the square) in this category, if a category is necessary at all. Since such an assignment is always committed after the fact through art history, which tends to give the art a certain rigor.

Nowadays color field painting doesn´t affect the “art-circles” – we find so many “not abstract” art that someone might think there wasn´t a art revolution in the early days of the 20th century. And later on in the 60´s at the last century.  And that´s not a german tendency as one can see on current art exhibitons all around the globe or on many art pages around the web.

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