I sence Light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent Light. What is made by Light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light. I sense a Threshold: Light to Silence, Silence to Light – an ambiance of insperation, in which the desire to be, to express crosses with the possible. (Louis I. Kahn)
Space and Light form crucial aspects in Helmut Dorner’s paintings. Paint is grasped not only as material but above all as matter which attains the characteristic of an object that changes continuously according to the influence of a particular situation of light and space.
Helmut Dorner, born in 1952 studied at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in the 1970s and has been Professor for Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe since 1989. In 1992 he has been included at documenta IX in Kassel. His paintings are part of international museum collections such as Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum für Neue Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe, Museum Winterthur, Switzerland, Arco Fundacion, Madrid, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES or Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, just to name a few.