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Painting: Acrylic, Clay on Canvas.
"1289 antique gold/white" (diptych) by Roger König
The diptych combines following works and should "read" from left to right:
"1287 antique gold/white" Part 1
acrylic and clay on canvas, 2019, 47.2” (H) x 31.5” (W) x 0.8”
left part of the diptych
"1288 antique gold/white" Part 2,
arylic and clay on canvas, 2019, 47.2” (H) x 31.5” (H) x 0.8”
right part of the diptych
König combines modern painting with acrylic with old techniques and in this way, he connects contemporary art with tradition. The natural clay color bestows the pictures with a completely special dim texture which stands in an exciting contrast with the delicate luster of the acrylic color. The features of the clay color allow a more intensive treatment of the surface.
Haptical surfaces are characteristic for the work of König, just as elaborately composed colors are. Off-white shades and warm earthy tones combined with luscious gold are standing next to cool nuances of grey and blue. Also powerful emphasizes in a luscious red can be found in his pictures. They integrate into their environment harmonically without being solely decorative.
Often, there are lines, scratches or breaks in the surface, as if the canvas had been covered with a fair patina. More subtle strokes in the color bring graphic characters to mind, color gradients natural phenomena, divided canvasses the contrast which is immanent in everything: the principle of yin and yang.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection