Calum, Maya and Bernhard Gaul: Response II - Corcreaghy - 2014
Calum, Maya and Bernhard Gaul: Response II - Corcreaghy - 2014
Pastels on paper on plywood, yacht varnish. 100 x 100 x 2 cm

To Do: Experiments in Engagement

I never liked the idea of just showing what I worked on for mere passive consumption. - I'm genuinely interested in what other people do or see and how this compares with what I do or see (and that's also why I like to visit exhibitions with others). - And I'm tired, too, of working in isolation. True, painting - like wrtiting - affords extremely slow paced reflection and expression from a prolonged position of withdrawal, which does have value in its own right, but it seems increasingly unnatural to me, to not also look for painting or drawing as a joint activity, like people make music together, or play football. Who's to say that you can't paint or draw with utmost sincerity that way, too?

Assumption: if the focus is on the process of acquiring something, of finding a personal position/a response in a given context, on finding/defining and communicating a space or an approach and to examine how different individulas or groups may go about this, then technical skills or experience in drawing or painting are only of secondary importance, if at all.

Experiments in Engagement: Attempts of providing set-ups, which induce a certain quailty of attention and oportunity to sensually responsive production intrinsic to painting; exposing response panels like photographic plates to an audience, to see what they can capture. Overcoming the canvas/the drawing pane as proprietary terrain of a single painter, working in isolation.

 

Response Panels - Vagabond

Bernhard Gaul: Response Panels - Vagabond (Study: Delacroix I 2011)


Response Panels - Vagabond (Study: Delacroix I 2011)

 

Bernhard Gaul: Response Panels - Vagabond (Study: Delacroix I 2011)


Response Panels - Vagabond (Black II : 2010 Landscape)

 

Putting a painting in a box to travel, functioning both as frame and drawing board for an audience. Repetition of my own process: responding to / copying a selected painting. Drawing sheets for different venues / time spans. Form to note contributor's names. The set-up is flexible and mobile, response conditions may be adjusted and varied, maintaining the rule that there always need to be at least two, who respond together.

 

Bernhard Gaul: Response Panels - Vagabond ( Empty Box)

Empty box

Bernhard Gaul: Response Panels - Vagabond (Both boxes with response by Susan Farrelly + BG)

Both boxes with response by Susan Farrelly and Bernhard Gaul

Response Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNERResponse Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNERResponse Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNER

Installation @ RaumSprachen2, Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNER - October 2015

Response Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNERResponse Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNERResponse Panels (Vagabond): Installation @ RaumSprachen2 - Freies Theater Innsbruck / VORBRENNER

 

Flower Patch

Using colour: Approaches over the years.

 


Landscape (Killanny) 2009
[Oil and wall paint on canvas and plywood. 170 x 70 x 4 cm, 2009]

 

 

 

Bernhard Gaul : Landscape (Lannat)

Landscape (Lannat)
[Oil and yacht varnish on paper on plywood. 120 x 89 x 5 cm, 2012]

Workshop

Workshop: C1: Construction
[Oil and yacht varnish on paper on plywood. 175 x 35 x 4 cm, 2010]



 

 

Bernhard Gaul: Goldfinch, 3 Studies (After Fabritius)

Goldfinch, 3 Studies (After Fabritius)
[Oil on plywood. 84 x 34 x 6.5 cm, 2009]

Bernhard Gaul: Montage 1996 [

Montage 1996
Rogier van der Weyden | Kitchen | Breakfast Table
[Oil and pencil on beech. 15 x 20 x 3 cm each, 1996]

 

 

Bernhard Gaul: Workshop / Rublev / Spring in Carligford Louth

Workshop: Rublev / Spring in Carlingford Lough (Pentaptych II + V)
[Oil and pastels on paper on plywood; yacht varnish. 150 x 150 x 4 cm each, 2012]

 

Spring in Carlingford Lough - Study II (Experiments with brighter palette)
[Oil on paper on plywood; yacht varnish. 60 x 70 x 5 cm, 2012]

Bernhard Gaul: Study: Rublev - 1992

Study: Rublev - 1992
[Oil on polyfiller on spruce. 50 x 50 x 3 cm , 1992]

 

 

 

 

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