Ralph Gelbert transposes real places and landscapes into painting. He artistically transforms visual impressions and experiences into his work by cryptic interweaving and intertwining forms. Traces of colour seem to dissipate and dissolve into nothingness before re-emerging.
In Ralph Gelbert latest works, this idealised place, this breathtaking, seemingly archaic historical landscape is captured in colour, becoming his own painted travel diaries. It is not so much about seeking to imitate nature, but rather about encouraging the viewer to engage with the intrinsic value of the colours, and to appreciate the structures and immense energy of each and every brushstroke without any loss of pathos.