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Raphael Pollack

Born in 1942 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

biography under completion

“In the paintings of Raphael Pollack, we encounter a rare stroke of luck. It's the luck of the unadulterated view into the world of painting as pure painting. It's the game, if not the battle of colour, form and light, which takes place in the works of Raphael Pollack in all seriousness in front of our eyes. It is the struggle of the protagonists appearing in his pictures, which are and want to be nothing else than themselves. Pollack's images don't represent, they are. It is the struggle of colour, form and light in seemingly intractable conflicts in which Pollack leads them and their dissolution with which he surprises himself and us in almost inconceivable ways.

The paintings of Raphael Pollack lead us into experiences that are comparable with the observation of the forces of nature coming to rest after they have clashed into each other unleashed. They lead us into a world full of contradictions, which have settled in states of great tension and depth. It is the beauty occurring in the resolution of the contradictions, which touches us." by Horst Hummel

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EXHIBITIONS

BOOK
The Painter And The Muse - by Raphael Pollack (Text) and Ieva Jansone (Photography)

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2017
Art Salzburg
Art Bodensee

2014
Four positions of contemporary paintings, Art Place, Berlin. Forum for Contemporary Art, Radisson Hotel, Alexanderplatz, Berlin.

2008
Gallery Art-Dego, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Gallery Flohr, Mallorca, Spain (with John Illsley and Karl Renz)

2005
Sala espositiva Solo show, Concezio Rosa, Castelli, Italy
Galerie Rodolfo, Berlin

2001
Origin Gallery, Dublin, Irland (with John Illsley)

2000
Residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co Kerry, Ireland

1994
Galerie Andrea, Solo show, Schopfheim, Germany
1988
Max-Planck-Insitut, Solo show, Berlin, Germany

1987
Gallery Novi, Solo show, Belgrad, Serbia

1986
Kutscherhaus, Berlin, Germany (with Ferenz Yadi)

1985
Galerie Schlieper, Neustadt, Germany (with Ferenz Yadi)

1984
America Haus, Berlin, Germany (group)

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