LORENZ SPRING: ‹SPRING IM WINTER›

16.1.-22.2.2014

 

Over the years Lorenz Spring has become a master of composition and colouring with a distinctive personal style. “Merely” bright and cheerful at first sight his expressive paintings reminiscent of fireworks, oscillating between the figurative and abstract, reveal their true depth only at closer inspection. Often Spring, who draws inspiration from comics and pop art, works in series that differ from each other in technique but not in subject-matter. A recurring theme, which he likes to treat symbolically, is the question of becoming and passing away. Lorenz Spring‘s most recent paintings of water lilies dominate the first room. They are the outcome of bike trips to lake „Gerzensee“, which he undertook on nice summer days to soak up the sun and recharge his batteries. One day, the artist started to take photographs of the local flora, then gluing the print-outs on canvas. These “collages” are the basis for his paintings. Using oils and mixed media he applies countless layers of bright paint in expressive brush strokes. The theme of these paintings is continued on the large wall in the office with 40 small-scale paintings showing the surface of a lake in summer. In the second, intervening room we encounter stunning still lifes of flowers on canvas and paper, as well as sculptures: an opulent garden of seemingly fragrant flowers spreading out in front of us.
Lorenz Spring, who is presenting his recent works (new series combined with paintings and sculptures produced over the last few years) after a prolonged absence, is imbuing the gallery with a feeling of spring and summer. The aptly named exhibition “Spring in Winter” is creating a wonderful contrast to the dormant state of nature in these winter months.

Bernhard Bischoff, January 2014

«Seerosen», 2013, Öl, Kreide, Collage auf Leinwand, 170 x 150 cm
«Seerosen», 2013, Öl, Kreide, Collage auf Leinwand, 170 x 150 cm
«Es wächst im Licht XVI», 2012, Acryl, Dispersion, Collage, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 120 x 120 cm
«Es wächst im Licht XVI», 2012, Acryl, Dispersion, Collage, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 120 x 120 cm
«Seerosen», 2007, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 13,5 x 37 x 38 cm
«Seerosen», 2007, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 13,5 x 37 x 38 cm
«Gute Saat I», 2008, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 98 45,5 x 22 cm
«Gute Saat I», 2008, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 98 45,5 x 22 cm
«Gute Saat II», 2008, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 98,5 x 35,5 x 23 cm
«Gute Saat II», 2008, Gipsfigur, Acryl bemalt, 98,5 x 35,5 x 23 cm


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Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
ABOUT PAINTING - PART II 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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