paintings 2015 - 2018
The gallery has been working with Matthias Kanter since its founding in 2006. I know of no other painter who deals with the effect of colour as intensely as he does. In his preoccupation with the history of painting, he focusses on colour as the carrier of meaning and as the space-forming element in a pictorial space. The investigation of subtle colour tones and colour as the sole transporter of emotions has become his central theme. His works – as reduced and simple as they may seem at first sight – request an emotional openness from the viewer, as well as a precise sense for the individual colour soloists, that once together result in a concert. Just like in any successful musical composition, the individual colours complement each other, create counterpoints, respond to each other, and only when once together do they compose a piece of work.