Roland Quetsch
Artist / Painter

Roland Quetsch is first and foremost a manufacturer. The treatment of the picture carriers / visual tools / supports of his paintings makes them similar to structured canvases from the outset, thus to real pictorial objects with their game of reliefs, the opposition of horizontal bands given a priori by the canvas, their regularity and the almost insurmountable, as well in number as in fulguration, interweaving or even trellis, that overlays them. As a result, numerous openings, all highly animated, and a multiplicity of spaces, overlapping with varying degrees of depth, are created, giving the painting its life and topography. The quality of the art of Roland Quetsch, failing to speak of a miracle, is that these fragments, these broken, torn spaces, eventually lead to / end in unity; the centrifugal movements do not alter however, quite on the contrary, they underline a substantial concentration. It is high time then to mention the other aspect of this art: Roland Quetsch is at least as much a colorist, which he demonstrates by the same ease with contrast as with monochromatic color schemes. There is definitely something in this art / painting which conveys delight / rapture / ravishment; yet, at the same time, it is always marked by the same level of rigor.

Quetsch lives and works, in Luxembourg.

[Text by Lucien Kayser]

Roland Quetsch
Artist / Painter

Roland Quetsch is first and foremost a manufacturer. The treatment of the picture carriers / visual tools / supports of his paintings makes them similar to structured canvases from the outset, thus to real pictorial objects with their game of reliefs, the opposition of horizontal bands given a priori by the canvas, their regularity and the almost insurmountable, as well in number as in fulguration, interweaving or even trellis, that overlays them. As a result, numerous openings, all highly animated, and a multiplicity of spaces, overlapping with varying degrees of depth, are created, giving the painting its life and topography. The quality of the art of Roland Quetsch, failing to speak of a miracle, is that these fragments, these broken, torn spaces, eventually lead to / end in unity; the centrifugal movements do not alter however, quite on the contrary, they underline a substantial concentration. It is high time then to mention the other aspect of this art: Roland Quetsch is at least as much a colorist, which he demonstrates by the same ease with contrast as with monochromatic color schemes. There is definitely something in this art / painting which conveys delight / rapture / ravishment; yet, at the same time, it is always marked by the same level of rigor.

Quetsch lives and works, in Luxembourg.

[Text by Lucien Kayser]

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    Jun 13 – Oct 12, 2024
    Autograph
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    Offering a rare and reflective insight into the seminal South African photographer Ernest Cole, A Lens in Exile is the first exhibition of his photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America. Best known for his radical images documenting the violence of apartheid, Cole fled South Africa in 1966 and was officially made stateless in 1968. (more…)
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