Endearing the Line
5/5 - 6/30/2012
Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to present Dirk Rathke’s third solo exhibition titled ‘Endearing the Line’. The exhibition will open May 5, 2012, with an opening reception from 5-7pm, and close on June 30, 2012.
Dirk Rathke creates objects with painterly materials – wooden frames, canvas and paint – that go beyond the scope of the genre. This 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.
With his room drawings, Rathke explores the dialectical conflict between two-dimensional surface and three-dimensional space. The same tension exists in his paintings. Exploiting the spatial potential in the surface of the canvas, Rathke zestfully bends, shifts and twists them out of axis.