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Retrospective - A century of Lothar Quinte


Like no other painter of his generation Lothar Quinte combined in his life's work several approaches of abstract painting from the 1960s to 2000.

Bermel von Luxburg Gallery pays tribute to his work on the occasion of what would be his 100th birthday (Lothar Quinte would certainly have celebrated it in Wintzenbach, France, where the internationally recognized painter passed away in the year 2000). 

Bermel von Luxburg Gallery shows works from different periods and creative phases: 

From the purely painterly-gestural painting of the early 60s up to OpArt and then again, the very calm paintings of the 80s and 90s. Quinte surprises with paintings that could have also been created today, as he convinces in colour, composition and monochrome.

In addition to painting, his focus fell on art in public spaces. Thus, Quinte developed in the course of the years several stained-glass windows (for example the Lübeck Cathedral) and wall works (textiles, carpets). 

However, Quinte was not only broadly positioned in terms of mediums, but he also opened up viewers to look at his artworks with a new visual language every decade, that consistently executed new image cycles. His paintings were certainly influenced by the numerous travels, including India, where he lived and worked several times. 

Lothar Quinte is one of the pioneers of the Informell (Abstract expressionism) but claimed a prominent special position in the virtuosity use of colour: 

"... by letting the colour tones merge with each other through fine tuning and using the colours from liquid to matte and absorbent to powdery, Lothar Quinte not only combines substances, with them he secretly shifts the boundaries between the absolute and the relative” said Claude Rossignol in 1998, on the occasion of an exhibition in Strasbourg at the CEAAC (Centre Européene d' Action Artistique Contemporaine).

The aforementioned subtlety in the painterly execution distinguishes Quinte from his companions and is something not be missed.

This will be possible in two places:


A Century of Quinte, Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Fasanenstrasse 29, 10719 Berlin

Parallel to A Century of Quinte, the Samurai Museum Berlin is opening a further show with works by the artist.

Further information:

Both exhibitions were developed in collaboration between Bermel von Luxburg Gallery and Sibylle Wagner (artist and widow of the artist).

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