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Reviews and lectures on the work of Heiner Thiel

Heiner Thiel does chill Minimalism. Give it up for Charlotte Jackson and her unfailing intuition. (In the future, we’ll all live by insight.) She runs her gallery like an artist. By applying solid conceptual parameters to Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, she’s created a space for Minimalism to act itself out-not simply as aesthetic, but also as ethic; as a way to run an art gallery Oscar Wilde first perfected this “making your aesthetic choices your guide” to a kind of higher public ethic, a bit before the last century clicked off.  mehr …

 

Although minimalist in appearance, Heiner Thiel’s work registers on multiple levels. First his pieces resist labeling either as painting or as sculpture. They concave saucers with straight sides, attached to the wall at a single point so that they float off the supporting surface. Like sculpture, they encourage you to move around them; like “radical painting”, they ask you to stand before them and study their monochromatic surfaces.  more …

 

One effort of contemporary artists today is transcending the borders between established artistic genres which once appeared to be rock solid, especially the borders between painting and sculpture — but not by jumping into another genre entirely, i. e. installation art, instead of using painting’s and sculpture’s own inherent qualities. Such qualities are for sculpture primarily three-dimensional form and for painting, color.  more …

 

When describing the artistic thought of Heiner Thiel, we must bear in mind his capacity to pursue motifs or problems of form patiently over extended periods of time. His works are not products of accelerated innovation or provocative style changes, but of gradual variations and minimal shifts in perspective.  more …