EN
Gotthard Graubner, Galerie Karsten Greve Cologne, 2008. Photo: Thomas Brill
Gotthard Graubner, Galerie Karsten Greve Cologne, 2008. Photo: Thomas Brill

Following on from his Farbräume ("Colour spaces") of the 1950s and his Farbkissen ("colour cushions") and Farbkörper ("Colour bodies") of the early 1960s, Gotthard Graubner developed his so-called Farbraumkörper ("colour space bodies") in the early 1970s. This term, coined by Graubner himself, shows that he has moved with his art beyond the boundaries of conventional two-dimensional painting. Canvas or nylon is stretched like skin over foam material or synthetic cotton wool creating organic, body-like forms. Nevertheless, colour has always been the central subject of Gotthard Graubner's work. Usually, Graubner focuses on just one 'range of colour' in each of his works, its manifold nuances interacting with one another. The colour is able to unfold in all its tremendous diversity. It is applied in numerous layers; it runs, blurs, covers, overlaps, disguises and revolves. It percolates and saturates the material, melts into it.

Alongside Gotthard Graubner's paintings his work on paper represents a stand-alone category as an equally favoured means of artistic expression since 1956. Again, colour remains the central subject. Gotthard Graubner has been born in 1930 in Erlbach, Germany. Following numerous solo and group exhibitions he gained major national as well as international recognition. He participated in documenta 4 and documenta 6 and represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1982. His works are included in well-known public and private collections. Until his death he lived and worked in Düsseldorf and at Insel Hombroich, Germany. He passed away 2013 in Düsseldorf.

Publications

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2019-20
Gotthard Graubner

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2019-20
Gotthard Graubner - Farbe, Raum, Klang

Museum Lothar Fischer, Neumarkt i.d. Oberpfalz, Germany

2018-19
Gotthard Graubner. Mit den Bildern atmen

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany

2016
Gotthard Graubner. Chroma

Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany

2013-14
Hommage à Gotthard Graubner

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Gotthard Graubner – Zeichnungen

Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin, Germany

2013
Gotthard Graubner – Magier der Farbe

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Akademie-Galerie, Die Neue Sammlung, Germany

2012
Gotthard Graubner. Malerei auf Papier

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2011
Gotthard Graubner. Malerei – Gespräch mit Josef Albers

Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop, Germany

2011
Gotthard Graubner. Das zeichnerische Werk

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2010
Gotthard Graubner. Malerei

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

2010
Gotthard Graubner. Malerei / Peinture

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2009
Gotthard Graubner. Chapeau mon ami

Galerie m, Bochum, Germany

2008
Gotthard Graubner. Radierungen

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

2008
Malerei

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Group exhibitions
2020
Identities

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Learn more
2019-20
Katharina Grosse X Gotthard Graubner

MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany

2017
FarbRaumKörper - Gotthard Graubner, Imi Knoebel, Blinky Palermo und Reiner Ruthenbeck

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

2017
Pick & Pocket. Small is Beautiful

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2017
Autumn Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2016
Summer Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2016
Summer Show

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2015-16
Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2014
Farb – Bild – Räume. Knoebel Graubner Geccelli

NORD/LB art gallery, Hanover, Germany

2014
Farb – Bild – Räume. Knoebel Graubner Geccelli

NORD/LB art gallery, Hanover, Germany

2014
Künstlerräume

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2013
Wenn Wünsche wahr werden – Neue Werke treffen auf Klassiker der Sammlung

Henri Nannen Kunsthalle, Emden, Germany

2013
Language games

Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

2013
Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2013
Eine Handvoll Erde aus dem Paradies

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2013
Double Rotation - Werke aus der Sammlung Lafrenz

Weserburg - Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

2012
Künstler gegen die Folter

Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany

2012
Aufbruch. Malerei und realer Raum

Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2012
Bilderbedarf. Braucht Gesellschaft Kunst?

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

2011
CREDO, Georg Baselitz / Gotthard Graubner / Gerhard Richter / Günther Uecker

Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany

2011
Shelter

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, USA

2011
Body and Soul. Lawrence Carroll - Gotthard Graubner - Sean Scully

Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France

2011-12
Kunst-Stoff. Textilien in der Kunst seit 1960

Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany

2011
Das versprochene Land

Galerie Neue Meister - Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

2010
on paper II

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

Diese Webseite unterstützt den Internet Explorer 11 nicht.
Bitte öffnen Sie die Seite mit einem modernen Browser.