Reviews

Phenomena of form and colour

Reviews and lectures on the work of Michael Post

Michael Post: „embodying colour V“, 2019;
Opening Speech

We have been working on the embodying colour project for six years. Most of the colleagues involved in this exhibition series have been with us since 2013. Some have shifted the focus of their artistic work or have signalled that they can no longer be part of it, while a number of new exhibitors from home and abroad have joined us. The cultural office of the city of Wiesbaden had invited Heiner Thiel and me to realize an exhibition in the Kunsthalle of the city. We only planned a presentation of our own works. However, the idea arose in us to propose to the head of the cultural department to invite further artists to the exhibition, whose works are determined by the dialogue between form and colour. The city agreed with this idea and so the exhibition series embodying colour began. more …

 

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bleyl: Body colour – colour body. Introduction to the book publication “embodying colours”

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Michaela Kahn
How much do you see?

SANTA FE, NM.- How much do you see? On a street, on a trail, in a museum, a market, a gallery? Sensory input crashes in through our eyes, our ears, vibrating against our skin, and by in large, what we see is outline, narrative. The minimum essential to assess and proceed through our daily lives. The details suffer; the connections between things; the patterns that might whisper some hidden meaning into our lives. more …

 

Clearly configured constructions in painted wood, primarily as reliefs or wall objects, define the spectrum of Michael Post’s art over the past ten years. During this period the artist has created a diverse range of objects, all of which, despite their different outward appearances, consist of the same basic “module”: two wedge-shaped wooden elements formed and painted in perfect conformity with the artist’s design – Michael Post describes them as “elongated tetrahedrons”. more …

 

Dr. Hans Zitko
Beyond the ideal Bodies
On a group of Wall-Pieces of Michael Post, catalogue “embodying colour”;
Translation Sabine Reul

Speaking with Michael Post about the series of coloured wall works he created over the past few years, he mentions the so-called Platonic bodies. In his work, Timaios, the Greek philosopher Plato developed the notion that ideal geometric figures had played a role in the creation of the world by God.1 Tetrahedra, octahedra, icosahedra and cubes allocated to the elements fire, air, water and earth had, according to Plato, formed the structural components of a harmonically conformed cosmos ordered in its core. These components, in turn, were themselves to have been composed of corresponding triangular bodies. Plato’s model of creation is based on a logic of elementary forms comprehensible to reason which, at the same time, guaranteed the world’s greatest conceivable beauty. more …

In recent years we have often talked about our artistic production, and in doing so we have established common ground despite our apparently very different works. There are some perceptual phenomena which we like to cite because they are of existential concern to us. We reflect upon them in our dialogues, and we also recognize them in a visual experience of our semi-sculptural, wall-mounted works. more …