Apr 4-20Colour Moves is Hermann Valentin Schmitt’s first solo exhibition in Canada. For Schmitt the artistic impulse comes from what he sees in nature and what he hears in music. He then transforms these inspirations into deep colour spaces. The German art critic Baerbel Sanchez calls him the artist “who dances with colour.” Schmitt was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and now makes his home in Berlin and Victoria. His compositions on the foundations of canvas, paper, wood and copper plate, capture the flow of yellow, red, blue and green filtered through constantly changing light. His choice of Rockslide Gallery celebrates the vibrant art community in Victoria and underscores the importance of this art hub in this city of light and colour. Visit the artist’s website at hvschmitt.com. Exhibition opening: Apr 4.
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