Dirk Rathke creates objects with painterly materials – wooden frames, canvas and paint – that go beyond the scope of the genre. The Berlin-based artist is part of a young generation that has developed fresh approaches to painting and has distinctive solutions in the geometric-abstract tradition. The relationship between line, area, space and movement is the main emphasis in Dirk Rathke’s artistic exploration.
He was born in Potsdam, Germany (1968) and received his master's degree from the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1997). He currently lives and works in Berlin.