Scharein – Color field painting. 28.02-25.05.2016

After the great success in 2014, the GALERIE MESSMER has now for the second time the honour to exhibit impressive works by Günter Scharein. The Berlin artist’s colour fields allow visitors to immerse themselves in non-figurative colour-space surfaces consisting of light. Stroll through completely new worlds of being.

Born in 1949 in Lower Saxony, Scharein’s works today adorn the most important of all collections, such as the German Bundestag, the Daimler Collection and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The speeches at his vernissages are given by popular personalities such as Dr. Gregor Gysi, among others, as was recently the case in the Berlin exhibition of the Sanofi-Aventis company – only Scharein’s paintings themselves are even more convincing.

The painter describes the color yellow as “bitchy,” thereby revealing the human aspect in his meticulous color studies. The emotional is indeed a main actor in Scharein’s works. The artist wishes “that the viewers with all their experience, sensuality, and spirituality” engage with his paintings.

At the same time, he proceeds with the greatest precision and accuracy to fathom the autonomous characteristics of each colour. The artistic process is based on the accurate application of tiny spots of colour. The pointilists already made use of the resulting effect. The minute dots blur before the eyes of the viewer into emotionally charged “colour landscapes”. Up to 17 different colored dots can be found on one (!) square centimeter.

These develop into large pulsating surfaces with a luminosity of almost unbelievable proportions. The works oscillate, vibrate and change depending on the light conditions and viewing angle. Scharein’s pictures live and radiate unbridled joy of life, vitality and variety. Let yourself be infected and enchanted!