Volker Mayr

The Artist In Search Of Beauty And Grace

Material: oil on hard board
Size: 42.5 x 60 cm

The artist always is in search of beauty and grace, mostly with abstract paintings, but with this artwork looking back to former famous artists like Boticelli, Domenico Venziano and Newton. In a landscape with water and birds he creates a picture of fantasy which may symbolize a dream of beauty and grace
Volker's statement: "What composers do with music, poets with words, I wish with my paintings: inspire people and create emotions." The artist wants to trigger impulses that make the soul of the viewer vibrate. Volker Mayr lives and works in Berlin. He was taught by his grandfather, the german painter Otto Glossmann and has been painting since his childhood. In the beginning of his art career he started with realistic painting. Since 1985, non-figurative works predominate with references to abstract expressionism. Volker´s works are mostly oil on canvas. Considerable place take gouaches with oil crayons. The art historian Gerhard Charles Rump about Volker Mayr: „Mayrs paintings in their combination of painterly gestures and visible structures of the colour mass are remarkable, the colours themselves, their tones. They move in rarely explored areas, do not jump at the viewer, but require sensitive approach and a willingness to see them with patience to see all traces of nuances. Images as they are dynamic in origin and have a form of inventory, that makes a meditative element.“

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