- COMMON LAND
- OCT 20 - NOV 24, 2007
AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2007 – Galerie Gabriel Rolt is proud to present the first solo exhibition of paintings by Eva Räder (Ochsenhausen, Germany, 1978) in the Netherlands.
With her portraits and landscapes Räder dives deep into the art of painting, searching for what holds our multifaceted world together: “I want the painting, the colour, composition and structure, to come together with its intrinsic meaning.” Räder
studied at the UdK (University of Arts) in Berlin with Marwan, Georg Baselitz and Daniel Richter and currently works as a participant in the De Ateliers programme in Amsterdam.
Räder’s expressionistic paintings of diverse subjects such as people, fishtanks, joysticks, insects, games and landscapes all belong to the same world, a parallel world that brings the artist’s dreams, thoughts and observations into existence. She works in various art crafts like oils and acrylics, as well as spray paint, charcoal or ink. Her current imagery is inspired by an overflow of images collected from life drawings, various photos, books and magazines.
Räder is a self-described observer and storyteller who approaches painting from two points of view: as a search for the distilled essence of visual perception, and as a narrative structure to create the impression of unordinary realms of space, time and intuition.
“I am intrigued by the way our inner thoughts are composed by images, objects and events outside of ourselves. How we integrate them in our system and convert them into our own personal fantasies”, says Räder.
She treats her canvas as a grid in which flat and thin colours, dark and light parts, create a three dimensional space that is often pragmatic and structured.