Dieter Villinger

art & illustration

Born in Germany in 1947, artist Dieter Villinger has made a career in making large monochromatic paintings conscious of their physicality and the spacial relationship between them and the environment in which they're installed.

Of his work, Michael Hübl states:

By defining his paintings as objects, declaring them individual pieces, Villinger is making an indirect statement about the consistency and the presence of his paintings. Villinger’s colour objects are bodies, not surfaces.

Although difficult to see in these photographs, Villinger's paintings are often quite texturally complex as explained in depth by Matthias Bleyl.

Images courtesy of Dieter Villinger & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

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