Ingo Theoboldt

About the Work

The representation of the sublime

The pictures represent the sublime and include reference to Modernist architecture located within a landscape. The work contains the juxtaposition of varying modes of abstraction within the same picture to hint at the ominous. Through subtle blending effects of ink and melted wax, the merging of dark and exaggerated bright colours, combined with oblique perspectives and with the implication of power and infinity, the work is designed to be emotive and inspire perception in the beholder.

As the eye vacillates between the illusionary depth of perspective drawing, objects on the far horizon, and the two-dimensional immediacy of nonchalant ink marks, the view’s sense of spatial coherence is undermined so that that which appeared sublime – the association between landscape painting, depth of field and the imprint of the powerful- is rendered gloriously artificial.

These rendered landscapes of nature are lonely, devoid of human life; dramatic and eerie cannot be restrained by any conventional boundaries such as the frame of the picture pertaining to the expansive nature of infinity. They are landscapes of nature and of the mind. The pictures balance between imagination, representation and reality by exploiting the mechanisms of perception.  

Image by Ingo Theoboldt

Exhibition Details

P.V. Thursday 12 September 2013, 6.00pm
Opens Fri 13 - Tue 18 September 2013Mon, Tue and Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Venue Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL