Heinz Pelz | Roland Spieth
Profiles in Art at the Upper Rhine
Heinz Pelz studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, where he was a co-founder of the Gruppe Kriegfried. His abstract works - on paper, aluminium or canvas, using watercolours, oil paint, paint or cleaning cloths - do not admit direct access. They seem more like traces or shimmering surfaces of uncertainty in which the gaze of the beholder loses itself.
Roland Spieth also studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. His pictures always hover over the border between figuration and abstraction. They do not define themselves, and their titles - such as Landscape, Balance, Concealment - turn the beholder into a seeker who is suddenly rewarded by new insights and outlooks.