Karl H. Dennig
The artist lives and works in Berlin.
Karl Dennig’s colour palette is always elegant and aesthetic, whether pastel, ethereal and transparent in yellows or rosés, heavy and melancholic in the deep blue tones or vital and optimistic in his bright red. His pictures are compact fabrics, overlays of galaxies or sgraffiti of loosely or precisely silhouetted plant forms, leaves, shells, from quadrupeds, feathers, fish, birds, petrifying and – more rarely – from somnambulistic human shapes: symbolic abbreviations of his strong world of experience. Dennig is an outstanding illustrator – complex, encapsulated, introverted in his rhythmic „developments“, which fortify the impressive apparently playful ease of his pictures. Dennig, the multi-talent, sketches furniture, like tables or throne like armchairs forged from iron as well as wool and silk carpets.
|Year th>||Event th> tr>|
|1939 td>||Born in Wilferdingen near Stuttgart, Germany td> tr>|
|1953 td>||Apprenticeship as a steel engraver td> tr>|
|1957 td>||Studies at the Werkschule in Pforzheim td> tr>|
|1960 td>||Studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Hamburg td> tr>|
|1962 td>||Guest lecturer at the Werkschule in Kassel td> tr>|
|1963 – 1964 td>||Stays in London and Rome tr>|
|1960 and ongoing td>||Exhibitions in Hamburg, Pforzheim, Berlin, London and Zurich; stays in the USA and in Japan td>|