Wilma Tolksdorf


21 Nov 2015 - 20 Feb 2016

Hofau, Spätsommer 2013
C-Print, framed
62 x 74 cm
Dobring, Winter 2010
C-Print, framed
62 x 74 cm
Hollerberg, Frühjahr 2013
C-Print, framed
62 x 74 cm
With works from the series 'Waldungen' (woodlands) Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf presents the first solo show of Bernhard Fuchs. Works from this series are at the same time shown at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz and are published in the correspondent book.

The works originated between 2010 and 2014 in the Upper Austrian Mühlviertel are neither solely images of forest nor landscapes – „they are something in between“, says Bernhard Fuchs. Living in Dusseldorf today the artist describes the Mühlviertel as “the place of his origin”, which is a recurrent theme in his works. This intimacy with the „internalized area“ is reflected in the atmospheric pictures. Here Bernhard Fuchs deals „with the prosaicness, with unspectacular situations.“ Through a selective attention this prosaicness becomes something special.

The woodlands by Bernhard Fuchs are always deserted and are presented in different seasons - the nature itself becomes the main event and similar to painting by Jacob van Ruisdael the sky and the light become the actual protagonists. The act of walking in the landscape and of perception are the integral parts in works by Bernhard Fuchs, whom Helga Meister (Kunstforum International) precisely described as a "meditative poet".

At the basis of the works by Bernhard Fuchs lies the interest towards ephemeral everyday situations which unfold their calm impression through an inner reflection. In doing so the artist oscillates between the narrative level of his personal memories and the precise expressions of formal-artistic questions.

Bernhard Fuchs (*1971) lives and works in Dusseldorf. Being formal student of Bernd and Hilla Becher and master student of Timm Rautert, Bernhard Fuchs is today one of the most renowned artists working in the medium of photography. His works are part of important art collections worldwide and have internationally been shown in numerous exhibitions such as Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Städel Museum, Frankfurt/M, Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz, Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop, Fotohof, Salzburg, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Kunsthalle Wien, Museum Folkwang Essen.

For further information and images please contact Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
via 0049 69 - 430 594 27 or office@wilmatolksdorf.de

Tags: Josef Albers, Bernd And Hilla Becher, Bernhard Fuchs, Timm Rautert