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Gerald Baschek

Werk in der Sammlung: Gerald Baschek, Torsion II.

Gerald Baschek has been working as a freelance architect as well as a visual artist for decades. In addition to sculpture and the creation of smaller metal sculptures, painting on canvas is an expression of his artistic work. The contextual reference to architecture is repeatedly revealed in Baskek’s painting. Committed to the constructive thinking of architecture, he paints entirely in the sense of concrete art: clear colours and constructive surfaces form the self-referential premises of his painting. The principle of mimesis, the imitation of nature, negating, means color exclusively color, surface exclusively surface. In his paintings, in which geometric forms constitute the central image construction, the painter renounces any spatial illusion. Gerald Baschek almost completely ignores the dimensions of depth and space that are part of the everyday business of his work as an architect. What architecture and painting in Basek’s case bring together in a certain way, however, are aspects such as structure, clarity, order and rhythm.

Born 1938 in Herne, Westphalia
After completing his studies in architecture and design, he worked as a freelance architect and at the same time as a painter and sculptor.
1989-1991 Lecturer at the Freie Akademie für Bildende Kunst, Freiburg
Different works in public space and in public and private collections in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Poland
Individual and group exhibitions and symposia in Germany and abroad
Lives and works in Freiburg and Düsseldorf

Exhibitions (selection)

Various works in public space as well as in public and private collections in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Poland, solo and group exhibitions and symposia at home and abroad.

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