Online exhibition

Winfred Gaul / Informal and signals

"I am without a trademark!" (Winfred Gaul)

Accompanying our solo exhibition, which will be on view in our Stuttgart gallery from May 3 to June 16, 2012, Galerie Schlichtenmaier shows here 31 works from the early creative phases of the artist.
The beginning is set by "informal" works from the years 1955-59, but although he had become known to an international audience in 1959 with his informal paintings at the documenta II in Kassel, shortly thereafter he consistently turned away from this gestural art movement. Antiform and revolt had become an established style for him, and new insights were no longer to be expected for an artist who was constantly searching. Thus, around 1960, he freed himself from his informal phase with his so-called "wiping pictures", initially in a reduction of form and color. Such radical detachments were characteristic of Gaul's continually reconstituting painting. Gaul made the next radical cut as early as 1962, turning to strict geometric signs and forms and a strong, clear use of color, which he himself subsumed under the term "traffic signs and signals". The examination of color became from now on the determining element of his painting.

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