Reihe im Violett. 1964. Acrylic and casein compressed wood. Gomringer/Imdahl/Sterner 140. Wendt 1964-02. Verso monogrammed, signed, dated, titled, inscribed and with information and arrow indicating the direction. 70 x 78.6 cm (27.5 x 30.9 in). The object was not unframed for cataloging. [EL].
PROVENANCE: Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo (verso with gallery label). Wassermann Galerie, Munich (verso with several gallery stamps). Private collection, Bavaria.
EXHIBITION: Art Frankfurt, 16 - 21 March, 1990 (verso with fair label).
The painter and graphic artist Günter Fruhtrunk tried to probe the boundaries of Geometric Abstraction and to develop a dynamic variety of concrete painting during his time in Paris between 1954 and 1966. Henceforth, the image space became dynamic and destabilized through the arrangement of stripe structures, vertical and later also diagonal. This work is characterized by a strong stylistic reduction. Diagonal violet and blue stripes run across the white background and add rhythm. Frühtrunk realizes an impressive dynamization of the strictly geometric composition with just a few reduced means.