Artist Feature

Torben Giehler


By  Auberi
19th October 2017

Abstract painter Torben Giehler has dedicated his career to presenting a distorted and beguillingly-colourful view of space and our surroundings. Born in 1973 in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, he received training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, USA  before returning to Berlin.

 Giehler is treating us to his views of well-known features of the Alps, such as the Matterhorn. Watch this place for the arrival of the Archival Pigment Prints at Nelly!

Torben Giehler's Process

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Matterhorn Painting Detail

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Torben Giehler in his Studio

Critics have placed Giehler’s work in the context of Concrete Art and the works of early 20th century giants, such as Piet Mondrian. Taking inspiration from Mondrian’s spiritual structures, Giehler then samples the influences of 21st century technology and its digitally generated realities to manipulate natural and man-made landscapes.

 Both draftsman and digital-manipulator freehands his scenes, digitally redesinging them into complex pictorial arrangements after he has started the initial painting. He uses this as part of his painting process to help evolve his paintings.

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