oil on canvas;
signed on verso;
21,7 x 39,4 in inch loan frame: 250 € (silver frame);
Alex Amann, who lives in France and Nötsch, devotes himself to still life as well as landscape painting and figural composition. The atmosphere that comes to light in the paintings is created by the strong contrasts that the artist uses. The artist's style is oriented towards representational work. It is important to Amann to give the observer a certain amount of freedom, which enables him to interpret the paintings individually. One of the most avid collectors of Alex Amann's works was the famous collector Rudolf Leopold, who acquired over 70 works by Alex Amann and supported the artist in every way. The present collection also originates from the Leopold Collection.
The representational work shows a strongly encoded relationship play of a theatre-like scene against a dark red background. Two couples meet, one man and one woman faceless, while the other man is horned and the woman cries out in an escape movement, underlined by attacking dogs. At the edge, the ray omnipresent in Alex Amann's figurative compositions, which defies clear interpretation.
Provenance: Leopold Collection, acquired directly from the artist.