Work in the collection: Gerald Baschek, Torsion II.
Gerald Baschek has been working both as a freelance architect and as a visual artist for decades. In addition to sculpting and the creation of smaller metal sculptures, painting on canvas is an expression of his artistic work. The contextual reference to architecture comes to the fore again and again in Baschek’s painting. Committed to the constructive thinking of architecture, he paints in the spirit of concrete art: clear colors and constructive surfaces form the self-referential premises of his painting. Negating the principle of mimesis, the imitation of nature, color means only color, surface only surface. In his pictures, in which geometric shapes make up the central pictorial construction, the painter dispenses with any illusion of space. As a painter, Gerald Baschek almost completely ignores the depth and spatial dimensions that are part of his everyday work as an architect. In Baschek’s case, however, what brings architecture and painting together again in a certain way are aspects such as structure, clarity, sequence and rhythm.
born 1938 in Herne, Westphalia
After completing architecture and design studies, work as a freelance architect; parallel to this he worked as a painter and sculptor
1989-1991 lectureship at the Free Academy for Fine Arts, Freiburg
Various works in public space as well as in public and private collections in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Poland
Individual and group exhibitions as well as symposia in Germany and abroad
lives and works in Freiburg and Düsseldorf
Various works in public space as well as in public and private collections in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Poland, individual and group exhibitions as well as symposia in Germany and abroad