Bruno Erdman

Bruno Erdmann was a German artist of informal and concrete painting.

born 1915 in Darmstadt, died there in 2003 .
Studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt with Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Karl Peter Röhl and Franz Kalr Delavilla
1943-1944 theater painter for Max Fritzsche at the Landestheater Darmstadt
In 1956 he joined the New Darmstadt Secession.
1981 Villa Romana Prize followed by a ten-month stay in Florence.
1956-1968 Cityscapes
Informal paintings with a “constructive” (1958-1960) and a gestural group with “night” images (1960-1964)
1964-1966 gestural-abstract watercolors and watercolor collages
1967-1973 collages on Japanese paper, which were initially gestural-abstract, then geometric-constructive
1973 began to paint again

Since the late 1970s he has been exploring themes such as surface and space, framing and framed, light and silence in rectangular compositions and horizontal (and less vertical) layers in color reduction.