A strong sense for colors give strenght to the images that Rainer Fetting offers. Whether are intimate portraits of “morning after” or vibrant scenes of Berlin between the late 70s and nowadays, still the clear message of impressions and feelings come thruough the combination and de use of color…

Edited by Matteo Menotto

Rainer Fetting was one of the co-founders and main protagonists of the Galerie am Moritzplatz in Berlin, founded in the late 1970s by a group of young artists (mainly painters) from the class of Karl Horst Hödicke at the former Berliner Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Fetting is now one of the internationally best known contemporary German artists and Berlin has constituted one of the most important stages his the life and art.

As from 1972, he captured the special atmosphere in the western part of the city, when Berlin was the source of important impulses in German society. In that period, Fetting became a sensitive observer of the city and its various (art)-scenes. His “wall paintings” in glowing colours employ an expressive style of painting to show Berlin as a lively city open to alternative ways of life. After the radical political change of the Wende, Fetting remained fascinated by the new German capital, attentively documenting the changes that have taken place here. For the first time, the exhibition will be showing around 40 works from four decades in four chapters – “Wall Pictures”, “Drummer and Guitarist”, “Role Games and Images of Friendship” and “The New Berlin” – these are comprehensive, central work groups by Rainer Fetting, closely connected to his creative work in Berlin.

15.04. – 12.09.2011
Landesmuseum für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur

Alte Jakobstraße 124-128

10969 Berlin

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