Wolfgang Gersch

"Energy, light, and color are my most essential languages as an artist. Life is vibrant and full of transformations. I like expressing these fluid processes in their abstract form and quality. Everything is in motion, and I feel that these transcendent energies are manifesting themselves in the lines, forms, movements, and colors on my canvases, rich in subtle emotional contemplations."

Artist Wolfgang Gersch paints works that explore the hidden inner dimensions of the world we live in. Concerned with the life forces and energies that move and create everything we can see, Gersch paints his inner visions, which come to him in meditations or while communing with nature.

Gersch works on canvas or panels, creating a style of painting with textural materials, acrylic gels, acrylic paints, metallic pigments, and glazes. These textures create a unique visual quality and enhance the luminescence of the acrylic paints and glazes. The metallic pigments give the illusion of solid metal surfaces. The colors and textures shift and change when seen from different angles.

Gersch received a fine arts master's degree from the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in 1978. He was a young, active artist in Berlin between 1970 and 1980 before moving to San Francisco, where he lived and worked for 20 years. In 2000, he became a resident of Santa Fe, where he currently has his home and studios. His color sense and the technical and creative excellence of his work is enjoyed by a large sector of the public.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
The Armory Show at Fort Mason, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1983
Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, San Jose, CA, 1986
Goethe Institute, Tehran - San Francisco, Tehran, Iran - San Francisco, CA, 1976 - 1988
Hewlett Packard - 3M - COM, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, 1995
Currents 2012, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 2012
LMC Inc., Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, 2011
Berlin City Goverment Art Collection, Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1978
The Berelson Corp., San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1991
CSD Corp., Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Invison Inc., Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006