Gerhard DOEHLER: Cercles and chromophores
The Oniris gallery pays tribute to Gerhard Doehler who passed away in the summer of 2020. Over the past dozen years, Oniris has regularly exhibited Gerhard Doehler's work in solo and group shows in Rennes and at contemporary art fairs in Paris and internationally.
What strikes you first when you enter a space occupied by Gerhard Doehler is the lightness, luminosity, and colorful vibrations of the pieces and the space.
The supports are varied, but they all have very simple shapes: lines, squares, but above all circles. These forms do not in themselves evoke anything particular, do not refer to any object, to any function, which would allow to identify or even compare them.
The colours are reduced to a few strokes, to rather small surfaces, sometimes even, at first sight, we don't see them even if we perceive them. In order to give these vibrations brought by the colour and light emanating from his circles, the artist goes through a work that supposes a rigorous execution.