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Elvira Lantenhammer

Color Siteplan

Born in 1956, Elvira Lantenhammer studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and is now based in Homburg am Main. She is renowned for her use of bold swaths of color—neon hues and dramatic contrasts interact with basic geometric elements to create surprising juxtapositions that vibrate with intensity even as their simplicity of form generates a meditative quality. The choices of color and its application, she explains, come intuitively through an examination of the effects of colors and the ways they would interact with specific locations that she has in mind for her artwork.

Color is the principal actor in Lantenhammer’s pictures—finely tuned or in bold complementary contrasts. Sometimes, her work directly reflects forms that particularly characterize a specific place. Mostly, however, place becomes tangible, if still abstract, through color harmonies and a structure of colored surfaces. This landmark volume offers a comprehensive overview of Lantenhammer’s work from the past ten years, reproduced with exquisitely careful attention to the colors at their heart.

192 pages | 122 color plates | 9 1/4 x 11 3/4

Art: European Art

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