Artist Feature
Torben Giehler’s Mountain Series

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jessie alice

By  jessie alice
19th August 2016

Since ‘Matterhorn’ first arrived at Nelly Duff in 2015, we have been wowed by the geometric techniques of German artist, Torben Giehler. 2016 has seen the arrival of prints, ‘K2’ and ‘Broadpeak’.

After ten years of exploring abstraction, the ‘Matterhorn’ signalled a return for the artist to slightly more figurative works and his mountain series. ‘K2’ and ‘Broadpeak’ are the latest in this series.

Alongside the prints, Nelly Duff are pleased to announce we hold the two originals in the gallery.

Torben Giehler’s Mountain Series's Process

Giehler works simultaneously between abstract works and his more realist mountain paintings. He finds balancing the two a very natural process, the two series inform each other and help improve his technique.

“They speak to each other; I use areas out of the mountain paintings and put them into the abstract works, and the opposite way round.”

When working on his originals he mixes acrylic paint with acrylic gel to create very fine transparent layers. Quite often a layer only involves a few drops of pigment. He finds that this medium provides a fine layered quality to the painting that he couldn’t achieve with oil paint.

Nelly Duff currently houses some handfinished ‘Matterhorn’ prints, finished with acrylic paint.

Discuss Torben Giehler’s Mountain Series

" “They speak to each other; I use areas out of the mountain paintings and put them into the abstract works, and the opposite way round.”"