The Pandemic and My Work
I perceive the pandemic as a diffuse threat and a restriction on many opportunities for action and encounter in my life. Only one thing remains unrestricted: my work in the shelter of my studio. Here I feel free and safe.
Layers and blurring of colors and contrasts between light and dark open up the pictorial spaces. Mine is an experimental painting process often executed at breakneck speed; the pandemic context is expressed almost unconsciously in my imagery. Perhaps the influence of the pandemic is reflected in my preference for dark tones or black and white contrasts, the economical flashing of colored points of light, and the unreal scenes becoming visible in a gloomy mood. But in the end, there is still the challenge to the viewer to decipher the narration of my pictures and to charge it with their very own associations and stories.
Copyright © 2021 Rolf Abendroth
Rolf Abendroth is based in Germany and studied at the Free Academy of Fine Arts Essen, Germany, Class Bernard Lokai–master student. His painting process is free and open-ended. He is fascinated by structures that are created through gestures, dynamics, construction, destruction and chance–an experiment that creates illusions or a reality that becomes existent when viewed.