Berlin artist Norbert von Hoetmar has created a unique basis for his
artistic design. His
painting technique consists of transparent canvas and fluorescent tubes.
These elements, in conjunction with the influence of the factor
of time, allow abstract as well as figurative motifs to appear at the
surface of his works.
the day, the abstract image appears as it is positioned on the canvas.
With increasing darkness in the evening, the light of the tubes
– invisibly fixed behind the canvas – gradually develops a magical
power of its own. The
deeper layers become visible; colours and contours transform themselves
in an act of constant
motifs, most of them figurative, come to the fore but then vanish
gradually with the dawning of a new day. A continuous process of
composition and decomposition takes place in accordance with the 24-hour
cycle of the day. The
classical static painting within a fixed framework has been supplemented
by visible motion. Paining
has indeed achieved a dynamic dimension.
Norbert von Hoetmar graphically emphasizes figurative creations. He conceptionally focuses on the representation of opposites in the form of abstract images and a representational image. He renders time into a specifically perceived experience.
Translation: David Bean
von Hoetmar, Berlin,