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Adolf Fleischmann

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Adolf Fleischmann
In the New York studio in 1956; photo: Adolf Fleischmann estate
1892born in Esslingen on the Neckar River
1908-11Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts in Stuttgart
1911-13Studies at the Art Academy in Stuttgart with Adolf Hölzel, among others
1919-21Studies at the Academy of Arts in Munich with Karl Caspar
1933-38Stayed in Mallorca and Ischia / Italy
1938-40Moves to Paris. Joins the artist group l'Équipe
1940-45Escape from Paris; repeated internment
1946Member of the Réalités Nouvelles in Paris
1948Participation in the Salon des Indépendants
1952Moves to New York
1953-66Participation in the AAA-Group-Shows (American Abstract Artists) in New York
1966Return to Stuttgart
1968died in Stuttgart
Adolf Fleischmann is considered a precursor of Op(tical) Art. Fleischmann's engagement with Constructivism culminated in the primacy of color design, which resulted in the penetration of pictorial space according to the optical laws of color. Beginning in 1950, Fleischmann used rod-shaped color elements in horizontal and vertical storage in conjunction with isolated individual accents. The structure does not remain surface-related. The picture builds up in several layers of irrational spatiality from backward to forward. An energetically charged vibration is the result and the "painterly" remains decisive. The result leads to a dynamization of the senses and to an internalization of the optical stimuli, best comparable to the fugue in music. 
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