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Friedhard Meyer

Artist Statement

The works by Friedhard Meyer derive their strength from the symbiosis of vitality and harmony. Fine strokes of colour cover the canvas in a staccato-like manner, releasing one colour while hiding another. The result is a dynamic rhythm, with colour being the main feature. Not only do the colours appear to be an artistic composition, but also a musical one. Just like tones and various sounds, each stroke of colour strikes a visual as well as a musical chord. Friedhard Meyer does not resort to loud, stirring tones. He rather strives for concord and harmony. The colours of his works move and resonate at the same time. Initially, – as is common in Concrete Art – there is no relationship to real, representational depictions. Initially, Concrete Art does not endeavour anything. It does neither want to depict, nor abstract or lecture. It is only meant to bring the artist’s idea into being. In this context, it appears that Meyer’s spirit is revealed in his works, a spirit that is hardly tangible, and yet palpable. His works are only accountable to the volition and the idea of the artist. The works of Friedhard Meyer represent an unusual way of merging colours in peaceful harmony, without being languid or dull. Each colour resonates and merges with others like a melody. Friedhard Meyer’s technique also plays a key role in achieving this effect. When applying his so-called needle technique, a thin flat brush is placed on the canvas, with the result that the colours appear like needles, whereby needles are neither intended nor depicted. We can perceive the precise and deliberate manner in which colours are applied to the canvas. They appear like small cuts – without any connotation to violence. The meditative power of Friedhard Meyer’s works unfolds when we take time and devote our attention to them. Then we can see and hear the composition. Each of his paintings evokes a very special atmosphere and sentiment for us to indulge in. We will only recognise the nuances and precision of his works when we suppress everything else and fully concentrate on the underlying idea by the artist. Even though Concrete Art does not endeavour anything, this is in turn the very reason why it leads to new insights – sensually, emotionally and intellectually. The works by Friedhard Meyer therefore remind me of the happy union between heart and mind, put on canvas. Simon Oos Art Historian

 

Curriculum Vitae

1940 born in Nueremberg / Germany

1959 Graduated High School

1960 – 1965 Study at Technical University Munich

1967 Begin of Painting Activities

1971 – 1973 Artistic Education by Altschäffel in Schweinfurt since 1974 Art Information Trips to France, Spain, Italy, USA, Israel, China, India

2002 Design of the Citizen Medal for the Municipality of the Town of Bad Neustadt since 2006 member of the European artist group “Colectivo Cillero”

since 1966 living in Bad Neustadt / Saale, Germany

 

Personal Exhibitions

Augsburg, Bad Neustadt, Bamberg, Berlin, Erlangen, Essen, Karlsruhe, Luxembourg, Munich, Nueremberg, Regensburg, Stuttgart, Wuerzburg

 

Membership

„Kunstverein“ Bad Neustadt

European artist group „Colectivo Cillero“

 

Public Purchasing

„Bezirksamt“ Berlin / Neukölln

Siemens AG Bad Neustadt

„Kulturkreis“ Siemens Berlin

„Bayerische Beamten Versicherungen“ Munich

 

Literature

1986 „Schöpfungslandschaften“, Eulen Verlag, Friburg

1988 „Faszination des Aquarells“, arte-factum-Verlag, Nueremberg

2005 „Indirekte Malerei“, Palette Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Koblenz

 

International Participations

2006 15. Europ`ART Geneve, Switzerland

Art Fair Salzburg, Austria

2007 Gallery Thuillier, Paris, France

Art Fair Stockholm, Sveden

Art Innsbruck, Austria

ARTEXPO New York, USA 2008

Art Fair Shanghai, China 2010

LDX-Gallery, Beijing, China

Opera Gallery, Budapest, Ungary

2007-2011 Group exhibitions with “Colectivo Cillero” in: Madrid, Baignes, Albacete,

2011 Art Taipei, Taiwan

LDX-Gallery, Beijing, China

2012 Art Palm Beach, Florida

Art Taipei, Taiwan 2013

Art Beijing, China

Florence Design Week Exhibition, Florence, Italy

Biennale of Chianciano, Italy

2014 - Art Innsbruck, Austria

Exhibition Ancient Palaces, Varenna, Italien with Camaver Kunsthaus

Gallery Steiner, Vienna, Austria

2015 Art Innsbruck, Austria

Art Space Gallery, New York 2016

Colorida Art Gallery, Lisboa;

Kitz-Art,, Kitzbuehel,Austria

2017 – Art Market Budapest

2018 Young and Modern Art, Doha, Katar with Gallery USIA.CO.UK

 

Awards

2005 First Price of the Palm Art Award, Art-Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

2008 Aufnahme in WHO´S WHO in VISUAL ART für 2008/2009, 2012/2013, 2014/2015

2010 – Diploma of Excellence, Art Now, Artoteque, London.

2014 Honorable Mention, 8. Art Contest, Artavita

2015 Certificate of Excellence,16. Art Cont.Artavita

2016  Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International´s “New Beginnings”

2016-2017 Certificate of Excellence, Kitz Award, Kitz- Art Galerie, Kitzbühel

 

 

 

 

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Color zone Blade-Lilac

acrylic Needle technique

80 x 80 cm

 

Available works

 

 

 

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