Udo Noger

Udo Noger

Artwork

Udo Noger
Anyone familiar with the painter from the start of his artistic career sees a difference between the objective works of the last decade and the painterly works of the late eighties and early nineties. Nevertheless, it is important to stress that in principle Udo Nöger always bases his art on the concept of 'painting', in other words he thinks in pictorial categories. At first this may seem odd, yet his artistic will underpins the three-dimensional works. His work since 1997 named ‘Light as a Material’ incorporates translucent materials, which emphasize the artist’s ongoing interest in light and its manifestations; in Nöger’s art light appears to enter into the painting, illuminating the transparent forms and then returning to the ambient space that is its source. His technique ensures the translucency of the inner life of the paintings. It is the very thing that preserves the light penetrating from outside. In order to create these works, the painter must first avail of sufficient experience as well as deeper insight into art history. Udo Nöger's way led him from an expressive-figurative style of painting in the eighties and objective works of similar composition in the early nineties in the end to abstinence from colors and forms, to insight into the phenomenon of the 'picture' per se as a unity defined through charged polarities. The paintings from this series result from the summation of sensuous experience in the life of Udo Nöger. Accessing the world with an "armed eye", the artist arrived at a reduction of his elements that is without parallel in contemporary art. It is the beauty of nature, that he experiences in all awareness in order to transform it afterwards in his pictures; time and again, and each time with new exhilaration. From this perspective, light for Udo Nöger is nothing other than an orientation of oneself towards existence, to the world. For the artist, this does not consist of a rambling maze full of forms, but the concentration of essential elements. It is evident that his decision to make picture-objects and not only paintings is placed within this context. Seen this way, Nöger paints and entraps luminosity not only for the practical purpose of highlighting his compositions but also for the abstract rendering of light as a material – a hugely difficult, and more than likely, German objective. In Nöger’s case, this transformation of an abstract entity into sensuous terms feels German in both a philosophical and a formal sense; his art turns on the paradox that something as disembodied as light can be represented physically, so that our conception of it literally has something to hold.
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Arena 2
Udo Noger

Arena 2

Mixed Media on Canvas

60 x 80 in

Gleichlos 33
Udo Noger

Gleichlos 33

Mixed Media on Canvas

56 x 40 in

Gleichlos 49
Udo Noger

Gleichlos 49

Mixed Media On Canvas

56 x 40 in

Innen 39, 2016
Udo Noger

Innen 39, 2016

Mixed media on canvas

27 x 24 in

No. 135
Udo Noger

No. 135

Charcoal on paper

31 x 39 in

No. 137
Udo Noger

No. 137

Charcoal on paper

31 x 39 in

Innere Ferne 33, 2018
Udo Noger

Innere Ferne 33, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

40 x 56 in

Wartend, 2018
Udo Noger

Wartend, 2018

Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas

40 x 56 in

Wasser kreisend 3, 2018
Udo Noger

Wasser kreisend 3, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

60 x 72 in

Zermissend 20, 2018
Udo Noger

Zermissend 20, 2018

mixed media on canvas

36 x 33 in

Zermissened 19, 2018
Udo Noger

Zermissened 19, 2018

Mixed Media On Canvas

36 x 33 in

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