Pretty Grey

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Petra Rös-Nickel, born 1963 in Wathlingen near Celle, Germany, breaks completely new ground with her abstract forms of painting and expression.

In her oil paintings playful, free forms as well as compositional constructions develop into textures, referencing popular European design of the fifties and sixties, particularly the textile and surface designs of that time. Her work translates the geometric and organic elements of an era which hoisted the flags of modernity and which, due to a trend to return to a rather retro style, has become topical once more, into her very own style.

After a schooling in fashion design at the professional school for clothing in Bremen, 1980, Petra Rös-Nickel changed her field of study to architecture in Eckernförde, 1982. Preferring the creative aspects of the studies to the technical ones, the artist developed the basics of her painting, never denying the roots of applied design and soon ending in a refreshing, distinctive style.

Since Petra Rös-Nickel shapes her painting into compositional subjects, her work can be put into different categories such as “patchwork”, “windows” and “oscillating lines”. As much as the groups may differ in their visual expression, as easy to recognise are the artist‘s distinctive compositional characteristics and methods.

Essential is the color space presented in multiple layers that offers the beholder access to more profound color planes, depending on the detail. These details or scratchings and rubbings lead to various elements of tension, such as “patchwork” or harmonious-contemplative forms (“windows”). Mostly established on large-sized tables of colors and directed towards one color world, the artist‘s oil paintings develop an energetic impact on the space they‘re displayed in, conveying her joy of life and self-confidence.
Petra Rös-Nickel lives and works in Hamburg.

This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted as a continuation of the front, and it does not require framing. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Exhibitions
2016 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, US
2015 Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY, US
2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, US
2015 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, US
2014 Red Dot Art Fair Miami, US
2014 Art Toronto | Fine Art Fair, Canada
2014 Houston Fine Art Fair, US
2014 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, US
2014 Ostsee Galerie Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
2014 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium
2014 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Art&Galerie Minden, Germany
2012 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
2012 Wiener Internationale Kunstmesse, Vienna, Austria
2011 Galerie Jaeschke, Braunschweig, Germany
2011 Ostsee-Galerie Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
2011 e-on | Avacon, Lueneburg, Germany
2007 Galerie Nottbohm, Goettingen, Germany
2005 Galerie Jaeschke, Braunschweig, Germany
2003 PoGa Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
2002 Bond-Galerie 3, Schloss Rantzau, Barmstedt, Germany

Representations
Galerie Reitz, Cologne, Germany
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, US
Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie & Kunsthaus Nottbohm, Sylt, Germany
Galerie Spiekerhof, Muenster, Germany
Galerie CHACO, Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthandlung Runge, Kiel, Germany
Galerie Alfred Baake, Potsdam, Germany
Galerie Kunst & Rahmen, Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthandlung Runge, Kiel, Germany
Kunsthaus Watzl, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Gallerie dei Barri, Saint-Tropez, France
Mueller Kunst und Rahmen, Olpe, Germany
Kunsthandlung Th. Huelsmeier, Osnabrueck, Germany
F.G. Conzen, Duesseldorf, Germany
Kunsthaus Mueller, Rathingen, Germany

Signature: Signed on Back

About Petra Rös-Nickel