Soul Gallery: Of Colours and Lines - Solo Exhibition by Eberhard Renner, September 12 - 28, Opening Reception September 12

Solo Exhibition by Eberhard Renner:

"Of Colours and Lines"

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:30pm.

Show runs from September 12 - 28.

The Gallery is open every Saturday Noon-4pm or by appointment.

163 Clare Ave.

https://soulgallery.ca/blogs/upcoming-exhibitions/eberhard-renner-solo-exhibition

Artist's Statement

When I paint, colours and lines guide me on a journey. I have no idea where they will take me, or when we will stop and for how long. If all goes well, I travel along observing how colours and lines build relationships, form shapes, and create spatial illusions, sometimes resulting in harmony, sometimes in dissonance, sometimes pleasing my eye, sometimes pushing me back.

It is always a challenge to choose that right moment to pause, get some distance, and, if it still feels right, to stop and switch to a new paper or canvas. If I do not like where the journey ended, I ask my guides to take me on another ride, scratching away and over-painting, often combining media that are not readily compatible like acrylics and oil pastels, and moving fast, frequently before the acrylics have fully dried. Doing so, I explore the effects generated by superimposing and partially scratching away layers, hiding or exposing some areas fully, some only opaquely.

It is immersing myself into this process of experimenting with visual impressions and illusions of spatial relationships created by colors and lines that fascinates me and keeps me going.