Rolf Abendroth's paintings do not show any definable forms; instead, extensive rooms are created through layers and blurrings of the richly applied colours. These appear veiled, transparent, as if the observer can look through the surface into indeterminate spheres. Some spatial indications remind of wide natural landscapes, others of urban sceneries. Sometimes the paintings are condensed into atmospheric spaces of indeterminate nature. The strong contrasts between light and dark open the pictorial space beyond the painting surface. The colour palette of the respective paintings is reduced, whereby Abendroth creates a break through strongly colored interventions. In this way, the dynamic painting gesture turns into a living visual experience and makes the process of creation understandable.


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About me

Rolf Abendroth lives and works in Düsseldorf

2014 - 2019

2010 - 2013

2010 - 2012

Study free art, painting and grafic at the Free Academy of Fine Arts Essen

Class Bernard Lokai - diploma and master student

Study of art history, Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Cologne

Study Art/Design, Institute of Art and Art Theory, University of Cologne