Artist(s): Jesper Just
Opening / Event Date: 1 September, 2017
Closing / End Date: 11 November, 2017
Karin Weber Gallery is excited to present ‘Pure Light’ by Udo Nöger’, a selection of new and recent works, with a previously unseen range of works on paper. This artist stands out for his uncompromising, single-minded focus on a single subject: light. Colour is markedly absent from his abstract explorations; instead, a limited palette of greys and whites is employed in the making of Nögers masterful works that appear to glow from within.
At first glance Nögers’ works on canvas appear as paintings, a closer look reveals their elaborate construction. Multiple canvases are stacked on top of each other, every layer selectively painted and treated with paraffin oil to create a translucent, ethereal effect. Each work lets light travel through the canvas layers to draw our eye to what is hidden beneath the surface, often simple, abstract shapes that lend a meditative quality. When experiencing a Nöger work, the viewer begins to focus on the immaterial, the ‘what might be’ rather than the ‘what is’.
A new series of works on paper is dedicated to contrasts – light and dark, sun and shade, whilst Nöger’s recognizable abstract, mantra-like shapes retain a sense of continuity and connection with his well-known canvas series.
This is Udo Nögers third major feature and first solo show with Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong,
About the Artist:
Born in Enger, Germany, in 1961, much of Udo Nöger’s life and career has been spent in light filled locations that provide the perfect backdrop to his work; his current place of residence is California. He has shown extensively all over the USA and Canada, as well as Spain and German-speaking Europe. Nögers works are regular features at top art fairs across the world, most notably Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Art Cologne, the Armory Show NYC, FIAC and Art Shanghai. His work is held in important public collections worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Museum New York and the Art Institute Chicago, as well as corporate collections by Microsoft, UBS and Deutsche Bank amongst others. An extensive private collectors list includes Ronald Lauder, Bruce Springsteen and Sylvester Stallone.