"Lederle’s work has a 3-D, almost architectural reality," says gallerist Laurie Frank, "achieved without employing geometry. He creates a progression of inner space expanse that the paintings invite you to enter as an explorer evoking the thrilling sensation of stepping on virgin ground."
Frank Pictures Gallery announces 'Footprints on Snow', the gallery’s third solo exhibition of artist Hermann Lederle April 3, 2012.
'Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars... if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... you get somewhere close to the work of Lederle.'
Lederle's paintings continue to evolve with dense color expanses woven into heavily textured line structures.
The latest series entails a two-stage process, where at first a graduated color is applied with a traditional brush allowing for the distinct qualities of its stroke to emerge. The second stage is executed with a painter's knife often with ostensibly contradictory linear shapes and lines, imbuing it with the properties of rival perceptions taking place within the canvases.