Year: 1972 Technique: Screen printing Size: 43.5 x 42 cm
The print comes from a calendar of the printing company Edition Domberger. Over the years, the printing company in Stuttgart has printed dozens of calendars consisting of original screen prints. This print comes from the 1972 calendar. In total, 3000 copies were printed, 130 of which are signed.
Raimund Girke Cologne (Germany), 1930-2002 Raimund Girke is best known for his research into the color white. At the end of the fifties there was a generation of young European artists who abandoned the subjectivism of abstract realism and went in search of new, objective, limiting means of expression. This movement no longer wanted to paint something with a meaning, or make a work of art that had a relationship with the world outside itself, but wanted to make art that did not represent anything. This movement is calledFundamental Artand in Germany it was called Analytische Malerei. Girke abandoned traditional composition and concentrated mainly on arranging color using a line structure. His work is mainly recognizable by the color white. White may sound boring, but Girke managed to convey this color not static, but in movement and with change. The color white in Girke's work indicates a kind of emptiness, represents the immaterial and radiates tranquility. He shows that art can be beautiful through simplicity.