Dietmar Brixy’s new series of works bears the meaningful name REFLECT.
It refers to the radiance of the colours that make Brixy’s paintings shine so incomparably. Red dominates the series, as a signal colour that embodies sensuality and joie de vivre like no other. In 2021, red may also stand for new energy and optimism. More defensive colours such as blue, grey and delicate pastel shades take a back seat, cool the temperature and play on the space that opens up behind the red.
Like a theatre curtain, the red sets the stage for an almost illusionistic depth of space, as we have known it since the Renaissance. Natural horizons, mountain ranges or shorelines can be discerned there. While the red is usually applied very strongly and impasto, finely spread passages appear behind it that seem like impressionistic reflections in the water. The colours of the picture are reflected in the picture itself, thus literally fulfilling the title of the new series.
See the creation of “REFLECT, 2021, oil on canvas, 120 x 360 cm, diptych” by artist Dietmar Brixy from his current series REFLECT.