Rudolf Urech-Seon - Der Ausfall, 1956
Oil on cnvas
100 x 85 cm
In 1913, the Swiss artist Rudolf Urech-Seon (1876 -1959) first came into contact with mathematical construction methods at the Munich Art Academy. Back in Switzerland, Urech-Seon began to use this proportional method in his previously naturalistic landscape paintings: At the end of the 1920s he developed a formal language in which he divided his natural environment into reducing surfaces and lines.
This made him one of the first Swiss artists to dedicate himself to abstraction. In the 1940s, the artistic development of abstraction reached a climax in his paintings. From 1945 he created painterly arrangements with geometric and curved forms in bright colours. Urech Seon's late work is characterized by a strongly reduced repertoire of colors and a repetitive use of formal language.
This style is particularly visible in his work Der Ausfall ("The Outfall"), created in 1956. It seems as if the abstract, geometric forms cling to one another and the colours, despite the contrast, fit together to form a harmonious whole. In addition to the grey, blue and green parts, the bright yellow and red stand out strongly. This play with dominant and reserved colours lends the work a certain depth despite abstraction and creates a kind of foreground and background.
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