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Contemporary Paintings - Figurative
paintings - Modern paintings
For some time now, figurative paintings
have been in the foreground. They do not replace the abstract paintings
or other directions, but they do appear in new versions, often grotesque,
sometimes amorphous, or in connection with fantastic situations. In
any event rarely as traditional figurative paintings.
The works of Helmut Zimmermann are best categorized as Fantastic Realism.
They preferably deal with the human figure, sometimes with animals
or landscapes, or all of them together.
After very little preparation he paints exclusively with arcrylic
paints on canvas, of a size approximately 100x80 cm, or sometimes
slightly larger. This means that his ideas only take a concrete shape
on the canvas where the format and the empty space decide the final
composition of form and colour.This process might take a few days
or sometimes weeks, depending on the corrections which might be required.
In the past Helmut Zimmermann painted abstract before he changed step
by step to figurative painting, but even today we discover amid a
realistic world abstract elements as a believable component of the
compositon. That is why his works do not reveal themselves to the
viewer at first glance.
They pose riddles without leaving
the viewer preplexed.