Kettle’s Yard: Sybille Berger: Paintings: Pre-visit 2

A link to Kettle’s Yard’s information about the show.

The blurb from the site:

The impact of Sybille Berger’s paintings is immediate with their horizontal bands – sometimes three, sometimes four – of strong colour. But the dramatic differences between each painting begin to reveal their individual and infinitely subtle qualities. All of a slightly taller-than-square format, the variations come in the artist’s choice of colour and her divisions of the canvas.

Colours advance and recede, radiating and absorbing light, and rise and weigh against each other in a highly charged and fluctuating equilibrium. They are susceptible to each other and we become increasingly susceptible to them as they engage with our eyes and minds, perhaps evoking elusive memories and associations while provoking entirely new experiences. Given time, their apparent simplicity opens up layers of complexity.

So they’re not square, as I’d thought.

As lovely to look at as these pictures may be, I’ve got to ask “what’s the big deal”?. The only possibility of development hinted at in the text above, is “perhaps evoking elusive memories and associations while provoking entirely new experiences.” It’s just too vague, these pictures are leaving us with only the lightest of suggestions.

I need to see them and to find out more.

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