Opening of exhibition "Shift" Paul Schwer
Opening: 22nd February Protected content , 7pm to 9pm.
Introduction at 8 pm: Karl Pfefferle
PAUL Schwer : SHIFT
Paul Schwer is a driven man, he is always good for surprises. So surely for his family, when he decided after some years as a practicing physician, to start an art study. Erwin Heerich at the Dusseldorf Academy, he chose to be the teacher, this strictest among the strictures. From Protected content Protected content was his master student.
Paul Schwer always understood himself as a painter. After a brief initial phase of the subject, he was more and more occupied by the free, colorful brushstroke in the room. As a scholarship holder at the Degussa in Shanghai, he suddenly came very close to the idea of transferring the painting in the space into space through the acrylic glass produced there. He painted acrylic sheets with large strokes of the brush and the step to his typical "Baozis" was not far away: He heated the plates painted by him, twisted them and turned them into tangled shapes that froze on cooling.
He called her "Baozis". He is able to create a variety of forms ranging from sculptures that are as tall as a man, creating a variety of different appearances due to their very gestural painted surface. The interior and exterior of sculptures he can also use this technique.
"Shift", the title of the exhibition, refers to the constant transformation of the appearance of his works, from the wall into the space (and back), from the liquefaction of the acrylic material to its solidification.
As can be seen in the picture, the recent work by Paul Schwer gives way to the previous shaping by deformation of plates of a fusion of the material, which makes one think more of the "freezing" of liquids. Through the use of neon tubes, which penetrate the sculptures, many associations are possible: reflections and reflections in running water, in waterfalls, lava flows, geysers and fountains.
The constant development process of Paul Schwer's plastic work is intriguing. Step by step, he breaks new ground and keeps us, the observers, in fluid tension
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