Dark Love. 1975/1986/87. Oil, pigment and traces of fire and smoke on canvas. Verso signed, dated "75/86/87" and titled. 100 x 100 cm (39.3 x 39.3 in).
• Striking material presence • Bright color contrasts.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.
EXHIBITION: Galerie Neher, Essen (verso of the stretcher with a label).
"Images of the sun became emulations of the sun, a fire dance on the retina and a choreography of fire on canvas. I ignited the solvents that elsewise would have dried to an existence of cozy contemplation, and within seconds I created images on the line between destruction and survival – the "Feuerblumen“ (Fire Flowers). To me they are a liberation from the rules of optical utility and geometry and a turn to organic forms that emerged from the melting process." (Otto Piene)