Andreas Karl Schulze
* 1955 in Rheydt (Germany)
Lives & works in Cologne (Germany)
Exploring the realm of the non-objective, Schulze has reduced the medium drawing and painting to its essence, creating poetic abstract compositions that communicate simultaneously through their individual simplicity and the complex interactions of the totality. His development of a distinctive geometry of interstitial structure evidences his concern with the precision of detail and presentation. Schulze’s works are always closely connected with a given space. The placement these works often draw our attention to architectural features we usually ignore and/or dismiss as unimportant. His ‘wall works’, which consist of varying configurations of small, painted canvas squares, reveal an austere poetry of rhythms punctuated by silence. Since 1996, Schulze has been working on a grand scale project, which extends to five countries, Texas/USA, Siberia/Russia, Thul/Greenland, Brisbane/Australia and Hyogo/Japan. Within a building in each of the countries a piece of square cloth is installed, and only when the five pieces are connected is the art work complete.
Schulze exhibited twice at CCNOA. Both times, in 1999 and in 2004, he conceived site-specic works for one of the two main galleries. He also participated in the CCNOA organized group exhibitions ’From Rags to Riches’ and ’WOP’.