JACQUES GASSMANN is a master of ink painting – both on paper and on canvas.
To the fine sheen of ink, Gassmann adds countless gradations of color, achieving an elegance that comes with depth and ambiguity.
His art is at once intellectual, mystical and emotional, his formal language distinctive, inscrutable, unsettling and seductive.
He is always open to new topics. Each topic runs under a different generic heading: religious texts “Apocalypse,” natural disasters “Natural Hazards,” accounts of U.S. Air Force pilots during the Second Gulf War “Supersonic”), medicinal herbs “Viriditas,” psychological studies “Apart of me,” to name a few.
For his cycle “Ogrody” he developed through a new technique a green with hypnotic power.
His “Ogrody” green was patented in 1998.
In the works of his “Coasts” series, Gassmann transfers sections of coastlines from the perspective of satellite photographs onto the canvas with cartographic precision. He removes all traces of civilization and abstracts the coastlines into untouched terra incognita, washed only by sea and light. Gassmann calls these landscapes art spaces and thus releases them for individual settlement.
JACQUES GASSMANN, born in Heidelberg, Germany, spent his school years in Strasbourg, France, and Langenhagen, Germany. After graduating from high school in 1982, he began working as a freelance artist.
He currently works alternately in Berlin and in Würzburg, Germany.
Numerous commissions in public spaces, solo exhibitions and exhibition participations in galleries, art halls and museums led him, apart from Germany to China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the USA.
His works can be found in museums, important private collections and public spaces.
Participation in art fairs:
- 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Art Karlsruhe
- 2011, 2012 Bologna Art Fair
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