Portraits of unseen people - Rolf Bier

Since 2004 the German artist Rolf Bier, who I have known since my student days, has been making a series of small paintings called "portraits of unknown people". There are over 270 works in this series which perhaps bring to mind certain portraits by the composer Arnold Schoenberg. They are remarkably full of space...the heads almost become open fields and merge with the background. They seem to combine a comical aspect with something that is almost traumatic. Loosly painted in quite a direct manner they are fragile, slight yet very moving. Rolf Bier will show a number of these paintings at the Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon, in Celle, Germany. Here is an image and information about the show:

R o l f B i e r

Portraits of Unseen People / 2004 - 2009
15.03. – 31.05.2009

Eröffnung / private view am Sonntag, 15. März 2009, 11.30 h

Begrüssung / welcome Robert Simon
Leiter des Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon

Es spricht /speech Andreas Baur
Leiter der Villa Merkel , Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar

Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein Katalog / catalogue mit
Texten / texts by / von Ludwig Seyfarth und Jan Verwoert
Verlag / publisher modo - Freiburg , Gestaltung / design neumade – Hannover. ISBN 978-3-86833-024-3

Rolf Bier PoUP- H/23), 2008 Acryl auf Nessel 50 x 40 cm

Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon
Schlossplatz 7 29221 Celle Dienstag - Sonntag 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

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