The show displays a series of small works that German painter Ivo Ringe produced during his artist residency in Plüschow, Eastern Germany. His small paintings are experimental germs which are often at the origin of larger works.
Ivo Ringe's focus is on proportions and the interaction of colors. Influenced by and pursuing concrete art in a new interpretation, he combines a mathematic approach with gestural painting. Ringe is best known for his structure paintings in which he applies the golden section traditionally used in Western countries in conjunction with proportions from other cultures. This often results in a torsion of lines and fields which reveals itself only after a longer contemplation of the painting. By choosing colors which interact with each other, Ringe induces optical vibrations which may bring the background to the fore. His paintings thus suggest a permanent dialogue of structures and colors.