Interview with Gerd Rehme | THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING | 07.05.2022 | PASHMIN ART GALLERY
The goddess Maia was the patron saint of fertility and beauty. We owe the name of the beautiful spring month of May to her. With the ethos of the Greek goddess in mind, we have given the May group exhibition at the Pashmin Art Gallery Hamburg the motto “The Tolerable Lightness of Being”, as art is the best diplomat of lightness.
In the works of Gerd Rehme, the viewer finds a free and boundless pictorial structure that offers plenty of room for discovery and letting oneself be affected. The non-representational nature of his abstract acrylic artworks, which he applies to the canvas partly with a brush and partly with a palette knife, contain questions on essential themes such as tolerance, dominance, empathy, and also socio-economic issues such as anthropogenic climate change or the consumption of resources. Rehme’s plays on colour and form are optimistically playful and at the same time profound and courageous.