P a i n t i n g
"For a very long time Myriam Sardis was obsessed by a desire
to paint. For 30 years, volumes, balance and colour are her
catchwords. Now she finally authorises herself to express and control her
emotions on the canvas.
Famous masters whom the artist calls her guardian angels guide
her in this pictorial search. From the paintings of Soulages
and Tapies she draws the courage for her own pictorial intimacy.
Her work with the ellipse, signs and contrasts is based on slight
modifications in time and matter. Slowly, alchemically, an
The painter Birgit Baumann was born in 1944 in Cammin
The Painter of Silence
Peter Royen, born 1923 in Amsterdam, is a true personality. For almost sixty years his energy, sensitivity and effort has gone into art. From the beginning, he strongly advocated 'freedom for art' and 'respect for the artist'. He has always supported and encouraged young artists from Düsseldorf, where the eighty-four year old has lived since 1946.
White is the dominating colour in Royen's work: white, often in contrast to deep black or yellow squares. He builds pictures of many-layered tiles which rise up, radiating a deep silence through the reduction of colours.
The well-known art critic, Werner Schmalenbach, about Royen: Of course he is, as you can see in each of his paintings, extraordinarily sensitive. But sensitivity is not really more than a raw material. It is important what comes out of it. Peter Royen is making 'out of it' his silent, poetic, quietly breathing paintings - between the two poles of the strict order of the picture and the freedom of painting. He is a painter of the silence.
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