REITER galleries

11-16-2013 – 12-21-2013 | R E I T E R Leipzig Plus

Clemens Tremmel


„Clemens Tremmel paints nature scenes and landscapes, most of them drawn from his native Brandenburg, in a remarkably mature, old masterly style. He then proceeds to shatter these anachronistic-looking illusions with unsparing radicalism. No sooner is paint dry than Tremmel deliberately destroys parts of the finished work, sometimes by cutting out large rectangles to expose the blank canvas underneath, sometimes by painting over parts of the original painting in black, bright red or some other colour that contrasts violently with what is underneath and sometimes by covering the whole canvas with a heavy iron plate. “

from: Julika Nehb; Between Loss and Refusal. The Paintings of Clemens Tremmel.