Sale: 396 / Post War/ Contemporary Art, Oct. 20. 2012 in Munich Lot 752

 
Raimer Jochims - Gaia


752
Raimer Jochims
Gaia, 1984.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,060
Sold:
€ 3,375 / $ 3.914

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Gaia. 1984-88.
Acrylic on hard fibre board.
Signed, dated "84-85-88", titled, inscribed and with arrow indicating the direction as well as with work number "85/7". 126 x 108,5 cm (49,6 x 42,7 in).

Even though Raimer Jochims' painting at first sight appears to be a monochrome green surface, a subtle coloring composed of blue, orange and green tones can be observed when taking a closer look. The title reflects the principle of becoming and growing: Gaia, one of the most important figures in Greek mythology, is the mother archetype and parturient, giving life to , among others, Uranos, the Cyclopes and many Titans. Jochims does not only take on the idea of fertility in the titles, the unusual format, the drip shape calling reminiscence of a vessel, allows for many associations. [KP].




752
Raimer Jochims
Gaia, 1984.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 4,060
Sold:
€ 3,375 / $ 3.914

(incl. 25% surcharge)