Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart at Annely Juda

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Composition No. 154, 1946, oil on canvas, 120 x
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Composition No. 154, 1946, oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm (courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art, London)

Alan Fowler reviews Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart Paintings, Collages and Drawings 1919-1962 at Annely Juda Fine Art, London, on view through March 24, 2016.

Fowler writes that "this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see a range of work drawn from some forty years’ output of an artist who was involved in most of the major European abstract art movements of the 20th century, and who spent his whole career exploring how “pure” art (art without external content) could be produced from a geometric vocabulary of lines, squares, triangles, squares and circles... in all his work, Vodemberge was concerned to achieve visual balance within an asymmetric composition, while at the same time avoiding rigidity."