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in the Salon

December 7th  2019 – February 8th 2020

opening reception: December 6th 6 – 9pm

The  chief  pattern  which  distinguishes  the  creative  trajectory of  Armin  Völckers  is  one  of  an  amorphic  paradigm.  While the seminal experiments by the former filmmaker in paint reveal indelible influences to post-Impressionism and a radical opponent, abstract expressionism, the actual quality remains visceral:  the  nuance  of  depth  and  gradation. Bereft  of  a  vernacular  code,  the  drama  of  Armin  Völckers‘ painting embraces with comic nausea the spectacle in which we live. With our fixation upon the visual, he offers ulterior messages written in states conscious or unconscious, visceral commentary on our collective horizon of post-industrial culture.

Armin Völckers was born in 1963 in Berlin and grew up in Rio de Janeiro. From 1983 to 1988 he studied Visual Arts at the UdK Berlin.
Beside painting Armin Völckers has also worked as a screenwriter, film director and producer of animated series for children. His debut feature film „Leroy“ won the German Film Prize (Lola) for „Best Children‘s Film“ and „Best Musical Score“. Armin Völckers is a member of the German Film Academy.
Armin Völckers‘ paintings are in international private and public collections such as The World Bank (Washington DC), HypoVereinsbank (Unicredit), Schering AG (Berlin), Sir Paul McCartney, Patricia Highsmith (Estate).