1_ ADAGIO, Oil on canvas, 60" x 66", 2011.
2_ CRAZY ONE, Oil on canvas, 60" x 66", 2011.
3_ TRANCE, Oil on canvas, 50" x 38", 2012.
4_ CASCADE, Oil on canvas, 50" x 38", 2011.
5_ VERVE, Oil on canvas, 50" x 38", 2012.
Lederle’s paintings continue to evolve with dense color expanses woven into heavily textured line structures. The latest series entails a two-stage process, where at first a graduated color is applied with a traditional brush allowing for the distinct qualities of its stroke to emerge. The second stage is executed with a painter’s knife often with ostensibly contradictory linear shapes and lines, imbuing it with the properties of rival perceptions taking place within the canvases. “Lederle’s work has a 3-D, almost architectural reality”, says gallerist Laurie Frank, “ achieved without employing geometry. He creates a progression of inner space expanse that the paintings invite you to enter as an explorer evoking the thrilling sensation of stepping on virgin ground.”
"The German painter, who now resides in Los Angeles, gives impressionism a contemporary inflection. Where before wispy brushstrokes and springtime hues ruled, Lederle works in the colors and shapes of our time. His paintings have an edge to them and an electric energy pulsing throughout.
Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars...if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... and you get somewhere close to the work of Hermann Lederle."
(April 16, 2012 - Huffington Post)
Hermann Lederle was born in Germany. He studied painting, photography and filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include shows at the Frank Pictures Gallery Santa Monica, the G Gallery LA Santa Monica, the Arthea Gallery in Germany, the Alicia Armstrong Gallery Palm Desert. He is also a celebrated director and production designer having worked with Michael Bay, Mark Romanek, Paula Walker, Erik Ifergan and Phil Joanou.
Frank Pictures Gallery
G Gallery LA
Arthea Galerie Mannheim