Antonio Máro, Corte Cromático, Hommage to André Blank, 1987
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 200 × 200 cm

15.06.–24.07.2016

Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank

Antonio Máro

This work created in 1987 is a tribute to the Belgian glass painter André Blank. It is deliberately marked by effects of light and shadow which – in the left part of the picture – suggest cosmic depth and an unreal metallic canyon, and – in the right part – evoke strange, distant spatial depths and tectonic, latched surfaces. In its details of traces of drops and overlapping of layers, the painting reveals its pure existence as an impulsive act of painting.

Free impulses and an intellectuality divorced from traditional points of reference give rise to a musical-harmonic composition in which opposing forces interact: black-white, above-below, surface density, fragmentariness. This pictorial space contains more solemn stillness than ponderous conflict and suffering gesture.

(Dirk Tölke, revised version)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 29 De Kruisiging


Star Work № 28: Distortion LI [51]


Star Work № 27: Hommage à ... IV


Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT „MARSCH MARSCH“, VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglich­keiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub