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EXHIBITION LIST:

LAUSANNE ART FAIR
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
April 19 – April 22 – 2018
STADT LAND FLUSS

KÖLNER LISTE
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
April 20 – April 22 – 2018
INFORMEL 2.0

HAUS DER UNTERNEHMENSVERBÄNDE SAARBRÜCKEN
Apart – GALLERY m beck HOMBURG 
April 11 – May 31 – 2018
KINDHEIT 4.0

BERLINER LISTE
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
September 15 – September 17 – 2017
LANDSCAPE/SCOPE II

HAUS DER UNTERNEHMENSVERBÄNDE SAARBRÜCKEN
Apart – GALLERY m beck HOMBURG 
May 22 – June 12 – 2017
PLAIN WHITE CANVAS

ART KARLSRUHE
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
February 12 – February 19 – 2017
GROUP EXHIBITION TOD UND WAGNIS

ART FAIR KÖLN
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
October 26 – October 30 – 2016
PLAIN WHITE CANVAS

GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
September 2 – October 4 – 2016
TOD UND WAGNIS

GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
July 1 – July 26 – 2016
PLAIN WHITE CANVAS

NG4
GALLERY m beck HOMBURG
July 1 – July 26 – 2016

EXHIBITION ARMONA CLINIC, THIERSEE
since June 2016 
http://www.armona.at

Galerie m beck HOMBURG – A statement to the works in 2016

The work of Renate Höfer resembles the Rorschach test at a first glance. This visual test, developed for the medical field of psychodiagnostics in 1921 by Hermann Rorschach, is based on a folded paper with ink blots and the recognition of possible patterns and figures. The reflections and image axis are also included in Renate Höfer’s first work complex. Here structure and pattern play a subliminal role and initially do not reveal a classic single image motif. However, these are present at a second glance. 

The second work complex is created with large-scale formats and motives. The amorphous structures, which are based on the Kleksography become the main part of the motive. The borders of the blots are smoothed and show ellipses and circles in strong black color. They are opposed by delicate, warm colors and color gradients, which point to another picture plane.

Renate Höfer moves with her work between different styles of contemporary art. On the one hand, her works contain elements of impulsive klecksography, which in turn is part of the lyrical abstraction. On the other hand, in the work of Renate Höfer there are also elements of serial patterns and geometry that can be seen as a reference to the Art & Crafts movement of the late 19th century. The Art & Crafts movement took on building elements from the Middle Ages, that is, Romanesque and Gothic stylistic elements, and created mostly floral patterns based on these. These were used as templates, e.g. in the fabric and textile industry. Renate Höfer has worked in this industry for decades.

Another approach to the work series of Renate Höfer is the field of the natural sciences, especially that of biology. Among other things, this science has set itself the goal of discovering and exploring small and smallest structures, patterns and relationships in nature. The structure of tissue cells and their arrangement in and to a living being include topics of this science. The patterns and structures found there are also part of the described series of works. Thus, the circle from macro to microcosm closes and shows that the term “art” does not always have to have something to do with humans.

Christopher Naumann
gallerist

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