CURRENT EXHIBITION

The Sensuality of Color
Helmut Dirnaichner on his 80th birthday
Works from four decades

# 1303 Indigo – 2013-2022, Indigo, Lapislazuli, Azurit, Verdit, Türkis, Kobalt, Vivianit, Malachit, Amazonit, Zellulose, 180 x 60 cm, 16-teilig
Azurit Vivianit # 2021-01 - 2021, Lapislazuli, Vivianit, Azurit, Elfenbeinschwarz, Zellulose, 29 x 25 cm, gerahmt 47 x 43 cm
Azurit und Zinnober # 2021-02 - 2021, Azurit, Zinnober, Zellulose; 48,5 x 40,5 cm, gerahmt 74 x 64 cm
Lapislazuli # 2021-16 - 2021,Lapislazuli, Zellulose, 41 x 30,5 cm, gerahmt 50 x 40 cm
Zinnober # 2021-21 - 2021, Zinnober, Zelluose, 38 x 27,5 cm, gerahmt 53 x 43 cm
Lapislazuli, Azurit, Zinnober # 2020-31 - 2020, Lapislazuli, Azurit, Zinnober, Zelluose, 95 x 40 cm, gerahmt 123 x 68 cm
Kobalt, Lapislazuli # 1814 - 2018, Kobalt, Elfenbeinschwarz, Lapislazuli, Azurit, Zelluose, 47 x 37 cm, gerahmt 60 x 50 cm
Oltre il blu # 1222 - 2012, Lapislazuli, Auripigment, Zellulose auf Holz, 39 x 35,5 cm, gerahmt 57 x 55 cm
# 9636 Turmalin – 1996, Turmalin,Bergkristall, Zellulose auf Holz, 41,5 x 40,5 x 2,7 cm, 2-teilig
Room installation Meteore, Galerie Bender München – 2017-2022, minerals, cellulose, acrylic glass, mirror, 300 x ⌀ 170 cm, 50 pieces
# 1303 Indigo – 2013-2022, indigo, lapis lazuli, azurite, verdite, turquoise, cobalt, vivianite, malachite, amazonite, cellulose, 180 x 60 cm, 16- pieces
# 2022-07 Zinnober, Azurit – 2022, cinnabar, azurite, amazonite, malachite, verdite, turquoise, cellulose, 21 x 15,5 cm
# 2022-08 Lapislazuli, Azurit – 2022, lapis lazuli, azurite, cobalt, cellulose, 21 x 15,5 cm
# 2022-13 Meteore Azurit – 2022, azurite, malachite, lapis Lazuli, cinnabar, vivianite, tourmaline, cobalt, cellulose, 44 x 34 cm
# 2022-14 Meteore Turmalin – 2022, tourmaline, burnt ivory, vivianite, Paricutín volcanic ash, coal, shungite, anthracite, hematite, cellulose, 46 x 35 cm
# 2022-15 Meteore Zinnober – 2022, cinnabar, malachite, lapis lazuli, cobalt, verdite, azurite, turquoise, cellulose, 46 x 35 cm
# 2022-16 Meteore Malachit – 2022, malachite, cinnabar, red earth, jasper, hematite, thulite, cellulose, 46 x 35 cm
# 2022-23 Turmalin Zinnober – 2022, tourmaline, cinnabar, cellulose, 84 x 84 cm
Azurit Vivianit # 2021-01 - 2021, lapis lazuli, vivianite, azurite, ivory black, cellulose, 29 x 25 cm, framed 47 x 43 cm
Azurit und Zinnober # 2021-02 - 2021, azurite, vermilion, cellulose, 48,5 x 40,5 cm, framed 74 x 64 cm
# 2021-06 Zinnober, Turmalin – 2021, cinnabar, tourmaline, cellulose, 23,5 x 17 cm
Lapislazuli # 2021-16 - 2021, lapis lazuli, cellulose, 41 x 30,5 cm, framed 50 x 40 cm
Zinnober # 2021-21 - 2021, vermilion, cellulose, 38 x 27,5 cm, framed 53 x 43 cm
# 2020-05 Lapislazuli – 2020, lapis lazuli, cellulose, 62 x 80 cm
Lapislazuli, Azurit, Zinnober # 2020-31 - 2020, lapis lazuli, azurite, vermilion, cellulose, 95 x 40 cm, framed 123 x 68 cm
Kobalt, Lapislazuli # 1814 - 2018, cobalt, ivory black, lapis lazuli, azurite, cellulose, 47 x 37 cm, framed 60 x 50 cm
# 1529 Roter Stein und rote Erden – 2015, red stone and earth, cellulose, 15 pieces, 140 x 28 cm
# 1436 Vesuvio – 2014, hematite, cinnabar, caput mortuum, jasper, cellulose on wood, 36 x 36 x 1,3 cm
Oltre il blu # 1222 - 2012, lapis lazuli, auripigment, cellulose on wood, 39 x 35,5 cm, framed 57 x 55 cm
# 0711 Vier Meere – 2007, cobalt, lapis lazuli, azurite, cellulose, 4 pieces, 69 x 31 cm
# 9704 Vier Meere – 1997, lapis lazuli, azurite, cellulose on wood, 4 pieces, 67 x 66 cm
# 9636 Turmalin – 1996, turmaline, rock crystal, cellulose on wood, 41,5 x 40,5 x 2,7 cm, 2 pieces
# 9336 Oltre il nero – 1993, ivory black, lapis lazuli, cellulose, 32,5 x 31 cm
# 9337 Oltre il nero –1993, ivory black, vivianite, cellulose, 33 x 31,5 cm
# 9339 Oltre il nero – 1993, Kohle, blauer Azurit, Zellulose, 33 x 32 cm
# 9031 Selce – 1990, eight river pebbles, earth, cellulose, 50 x 87 cm
# 8730 Apulische Erde, Obsidian – 1987, Apulian earth, obsidian, cellulose, 100 x 48 cm
# 8448 Apulische Erde – 1984, Apulian earth, cellulose, 43 x 37 cm
# 8333 Palude, apulische Erde – 1983, marsh, Apulian earth, cellulose, 26 x 22 cm
# 8322 Kalkstein – 1983, limestone, cellulose, 40 x 28 cm, in frame 52 x 42 cm
# 7424 o.T. – 1974, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 44 cm
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The Sensuality of Color
Helmut Dirnaichner on his 80th birthday. Works from four decades

Exhibition from November 10 to December 23, 2022

Opening: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 6 to 8 pm
Matinee: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 12 to 6 pm

Helmut Dirnaichner was born in 1942 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria. He lives and works in Munich, Germany and Milan, Italy.

With his fragile works of ground earth, stones, minerals and cellulose, Helmut Dirnaichner occupies a unique position in contemporary art. The artist describes himself as the poetic “creator” of his art.

Since 1982 Dirnaichner has been working with stones and semi-precious jewels like azurite, malachite and lapis lazuli, materials which can be traced back to the beginnings of painting. These stones, he discovered, provide him with a natural color palette. At the beginning of his creative process, he crushes and grinds the stones until granules are formed. This mineral substance is combined with cellulose without using any binding agents. It interfuses with the resulting fragile pictorial body, thereby rendering a richly varied surface structure. These structures have a different effect depending on the position of the viewer and the ambient light, lending them a unique depth and tranquillity. In this way, as Dirnaichner himself has commented, the artist enters into a dialogue with stones.


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