Eric Sutphin reviews the exhibition Hansjoerg Dobliar: Hysterie und Abstraktion at Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, on view through June 15, 2013.
Sutphin writes: "Sometimes the brush is cast aside and Dobliar draws straight onto the surface with the paint tube. Raised circles of pigment are frequent evidence that the transference of paint to surface, at times, needs to occur unmediated. The repeated circular forms that hover within the painted field begin to suggest a perfect celestial order that belies and betrays the hysterical flourishes and resplendent Day Glo combinations which charge Dobliar’s abstractions. The frenetic movement and charged color contained within the intimate rectangle of these modestly-scaled works, and the forms which emerge from the ensuing chaos, crystallize under the pressure exerted upon them by the canvases’ edges."