ARTIST | Gerhard Völkle

Gerhard Völkle

Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. The connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and the fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks.

In order to capture the same color and structure as his metalworks on canvas, he is using the same media, the rust. A special technique to create metal oxidation allows Völkle to work with real rust which creates amazing visual effects. The final outcome of the artwork is taken from his hand. The process of oxidation takes over and transforms the canvas into a breathing body. As clear and defined the minimalist forms are as alive become their surfaces.