050514: Galerie Crone - Georg Karl Pfahler – The Tex Series

Galerie Crone Georg Karl Pfahler – The Tex Series 03.05.2014 – 0706.2014 So much for Hard Edge By Stefan Kobel No right angle anywhere. Berlin's Galerie Crone may not, or in fact doesn't want to, participate in Berlin's Gallery Weekend. However, like most of its other colleagues in the capital, it will not miss the chance to use the first weekend in May for an ambitious exhibition opening. Almost everyone knows Georg Karl Pfahler. His graphic works with geometrical forms, sharp edges and rounded corners were mass products in the 60s and 70s, the Deutsche Bank logo is based on his design. In 1970, he represented Germany at the Biennale in Venice (with Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker) and in 1981, at the Biennale in Sao Paulo. Whilst Mack and Uecker were widely ascribed to the German Zero Group, Pfahler was always seen in connection with the purely American Hard Edge movement because of his use of figurative, geometrical forms. The current exhibition shows that Pfahler hasn't let himself be reduced only to Hard Edge and is, perhaps, even wrongly positioned there. Because unlike his American colleagues, colour was just as important to him as form. Its use was otherwise only so clear, so clean and also so trendy in Pop Art. Because the exclusive presentation of pictures from the "Tex" series, created in the middle of the 60s shows that Pfahler's work encompasses an amazingly large spectrum and his objective plainly went much further beyond the Hard Edge. Wieland Schmied, who died last week, alluded much earlier to what space means for Pfahler: "Pfahler thinks primarily in spaces and then, secondarily, in lines and colours and forms. He trusts colour, form, surface. But he thinks in spaces. He constructs his pictures". Galerie Crone 10969 Berlin, Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26 Tel: +49 30 258 99 37 0 Fax: +49 30 258 99 37 1 E-mail: info@cronegalerie.de http://www.cronegalerie.de

Galerie Crone (alter Standort)
10969 Berlin, Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26
Tel: +49 30 258 99 37 0, Fax: +49 30 258 99 37 1
Email: info@cronegalerie.de

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