Udo Nöger works in a minimalist tradition, reducing everything he does “to a point where there is no more, no less”— a statement that captures the delicate balance anchoring his pared-down aesthetic. This quest toward a conscientious reduction of visual information, however, plays a supporting role in the artist’s primary cause: light. In Nöger’s art light enters into the painting, illuminating the forms and then returning to the surrounding space that is its source. The paintings media is oil and acrylic on layered canvas and fabric, which trap the light so as to transform it and send it back. Through his singular approach and unique suite of mediums, Nöger is ‘able to set the surface free’ to get the purest light possible. The innovative construction draws viewers in while at the same time requiring them to step back, refocus, and reconsider.