Heinz Mack is one of the most significant German artists of the post-war era. Besides Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, the painter, who was born in Lollar, Hesse in 1931, is one of the co-founders of the legendary artist group "Zero".
The main aspect of Heinz Mack´s creative work is light. In his paintings, the artist prefers colours that appear as a sequence in a light spectrum, as a succession, to an inherently consistent continuum of colour light. Spectral colours that blend into each other play a special role here.
The colour gradients in Mack´s paintings appear as a prism-like refraction and reach the highest irradiation intensity. The forms merely serve the rhythmic structuring in which the light emerges as colour.
"The identity of light and colour, which becomes apparent in a spectrum, is the subject of my paintings - it is their only subject." (Heinz Mack)<br />