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Single piece Signed Dated Titled



70 x 100 cm
27.56 x 39 in







oil on wooden box

For Irmi Obermeyer, white forms the basis of every work. Before you can start painting, the picture carrier must be primed. The fact that they are smooth and neutral in the end requires careful and time-consuming preparation. This preparation is very important for Irmi Obermeier. The primer is not just preliminary work, but already part of your artistic expression. The white does not remain the background, it becomes an equal opponent of the rest of the colour. In her painting, the Allgäu painter uses only brushes and oil paint. In some cases, the paint is mixed with pigments in iridescent shades in order to lead the two-dimensional painting into an illusion of plasticity and thus make it appear three-dimensional. Achieving this goal requires absolute presence and attention. It is this presence in the painting process that runs through the artist’s work. Instead of impulsive moments, it is precise preparation and precise technique that the painter uses for her works. The selection and quantity of shades, the brushes, the bases, all this must be prepared at the beginning of the painting. No hesitation or dilatoriness should interrupt the flow of the painting, because corrections are hardly possible.
Everything is visible, everything is present.

1960 , Germany

Irmi Obermeyer takes up the tried and tested technique of oil painting in its basics and interprets it in a completely new way. The paint is applied to a smooth surface such as Aludibond panels, Plexiglas, paper, but also canvases and wood, and spread with a wide brush on the surface. This creates a snapshot of a fleeting movement, captured in oil. The color white plays a major role as a deliberately used “white room”. The artist is inspired by the materiality in the paintings of the old masters. That could be the folds at Velazquez or the fabric hoods at Vermeer.

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Berlin, Schönleinstr. 25

In 2012 Anna Franek launched the Anna25 project in Munich. The exhibition project held a 25- hour exhibition every three months, always on the twenty-fifth of the month, in different locations. In the same year the gallery owner moved into her permanent exhibition space in Berlin Kreuzberg with the Anna25 gallery. The focus of the Anna25 gallery is on esta...

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100 x 70 cm

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50 x 65 x 0.1 cm