Helmut Federle

Basics on Composition 1992 & 2019

When Helmut Federle created his work “Liegendes H (1)” (Reclining H) in 1979, he developed a composition that he would later vary in his series “Basics on Composition”, most of which was made in 1992. 40 years after painting the first picture, he decided to revisit it again in 2019. The first work, which he painted during his time in New York and whose form is based on the first letter of his first name, has become a kind of iconic feature of his artistic practice that apparently refuses to loosen its grip on him. We used Federle’s resumption of the series this year as an occasion to organize this exhibition. The current "Basics on Composition" mark the beginning of a new phase of painting after a hiatus of five years.

In his “Basics on Composition”, Federle returns to the tradition of geometric abstraction, but renews and expands it as a field of tension in which to research the relationship between figure and ground, order and chaos, movement and calmness.

Current Dates

  • Tue. 10 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Dec 2019, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

January 2020

  • Tue. 07 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Jan 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.