Dieter Haack (GER), 2006-07

Dieter Haack was born on 14 February 1941 in Gladbeck. From 1959 to 1963 he attended the art academy in Düsseldorf.

In 1967 he was awarded the Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. In 1970 and 1971 he received a scholarship to the Villa Massimo in Rome.

Dieter Haack has lived in Cologne (GER) since 1974.

Dieter Haack's paintings spontaneously amaze the viewer with their rather engaging and seemingly unprovocative gestures. With seemingly simple means of expression - geometric figures, striking colour surfaces and the use of the grid dot - which are, however, composed with passionate care and mastery, a separate colour-form universe emerges, which revolves around motifs of our time, prehistoric times or untimely times.

His pictures are aesthetic, fragrant and warm. Their concern is not superficial, but profound. They are disturbed by their contrast of formal complacency and monstrosity of content. Our world is multifarious, chaotic, oblique and crooked, but you have to love it despite all the monstrosities.

(Stephan Grünewald 2002)

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