Space Cascades - The Artist Erich Franke
From September 10th to November 7th, 2020, we are showing the exhibition "Space Cascades" with works by the painter and set designer Erich Franke (1911-2008), whose work was significantly influenced by the avant-garde art movements of the 1920s and 30s. Paintings, watercolors, drawings, collages and froissages point to his fondness for playing with space and lines as well as his great passion for experimentation. Music and theatre inspired the painter and added spatial depth and dance dynamics to his artworks. After 1945, the artist included everyday materials such as nets, wire and sealing wax in his pictures.
In the more than seven decades of his work, Erich Franke surprised again and again with the acquisition and mastery of different artistic technicus.