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Cornelius Quabeck

Cornelius Quabeck (b. 1974) grew up in Wuppertal in Germany and graduated from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2000 with an MA in Fine Art. Quabeck’s unique aesthetic style makes him one of Europe’s most original painters of his generation, and this has resulted in several solo exhibitions in Europe over the past ten years. Worth singling out among others are exhibitions at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum, Cologne.

The works
A kaleidoscopic fusion of colours and shades accompanies one’s progress through the works, which exist in a tense polarity between the abstract and the figurative. The overlapping layers of paint are woven together and saturate the surface of the canvas. An almost chaotic confusion where colours, from deep blue to turquoise over green to red, seem to wind through one another. With a little imagination the fragmented brushstrokes can suggest the contours of a face or an animal. It is up to the viewer to go exploring in this abstract universe.

Cornelius Quabeck is represented by
Galerie Christian Nage, Cologne
Stephen Friedman, London