Inspiration Mark Rothko

“As to what I have done as a poet,… I take no pride in it… But that in my century I am the only person who knows the truth in the difficult science of colours – of that, I say, I am not a little proud, and here I have a consciousness of a superiority to many.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Meditative ecstasy, mystical reverie, religious contemplation, frenzy of color, atmospheric levitation, enigmatic bliss… It is difficult to find a word, concept or idea to describe Mark Rothko’s works.

I have consciously shifted the center of interest: The Act of Seeing, no longer the act of understanding = Color Field Awareness

“A painting is not about an experience. It’s an experience. Art is an adventure into an unknown world that can only be explored by the risk-takers. For me, art is an anecdote of the spirit and the only means of fleshing out the purpose of its multiple swiftness and stillness.”
Mark Rothko

yellow over red (Rothko hommage )| 2021 | oil on canvas | 80 x 100 x 3.5 cm

Paintings inspired by Marc Rothko

(Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz (Russian: Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич)

As some of you might realize that my paintings seem close to a so called “Rothko-Style”. Despite the first impression at my exhibitions there are only a few color field paintings that refer to Marc Rothko. Of course his work inspired my painting career but as well I`m influenced by Paul Klee – the great german art teacher and member of “Blaue Reiter” and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Theory of Colours). Goethe –  writer and poet but also a great scientist who created the Theory of Colours which he considered his most important work and a big inspiration for Rudolf Steiner, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Rilke. Goethe named his method: “The experiment as mediator between subject and object” – we call it nowadays:  phenomenological

Nevertheless I am glad to announce that again one of my color field paintins has been choosen by “” for the “inspired by Rohko”.

Stanko ::: red-on-red ::: oil on hardboard ::: 150 x 150 cm ::: 2012
Stanko | red-on-red | oil on hardboard | 120 x 120 cm |  2012 | sold to a collector in Miami USA


Stanko | 2016 | 80 x 100 cm
Stanko | 2016 | 80 x 100 cm | sold to a collector in London UK

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