BERLINA

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'INTO THE LAKE', oil on canvas, 3 panels, 60 by 120 inches (152x305cm), 2020
One of the latest work by Lederle, ‘INTO THE LAKE’ wants to capture the essence of this actual landscape in symbolic abstraction. J.M.W. Turner was drawn to this location nearly 180 years earlier and produced one of his ...

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‘SILENCE NO.3’, oil on canvas, 60 by 66 inches, 2004 - DETAIL
The SILENCE / WHITE SERIES paintings suggest a reality of transcending portraiture and opaque anecdotes in a near white-out brilliant existence where subject and form disintegrate in a visual grandeur. Lederle directs his choice of sub...

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'SELF REHAB', oil on canvas, 50 by 38 inches (127x96cm), 2007 - DETAIL
Born out of the 'PIXEL' series paintings, this piece retains the basic elements of shapes and structure familiarized by this work series. But in a twist,  hard edgy grooves seemingly carved out of the paint surface suggest a f...

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'INTOXICATION', oil on canvas, 60 by 66 inches (152x168cm), 2012 - DETAIL
‘INTOXICATION ’, as part of the ‘Footprints on Snow’ paintings exhibited first at Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica, intends to elucidate through its layered construction a distinctive rendering of forms in terms of co...

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'I NEED YOU CRAZY', oil and gold leaf on canvas, 60 by 66 inches (152x168cm), 2007 - DETAIL
This heavily textured work was built up over several months allowing its forms to mutate and wander about changing hues and color tones as much as de-emphasizing its core phrase. Some PIXEL elements are re...

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'BLUE CIRCLES', oil on canvas, 66 by 66 inches (168x168cm), 2001
The PIXEL series constantly plays with form and duality of superimposed layers of varying focal lengths rendered subject matter. The construct aims to nonchalantly free its spectator of foreordained conception of what one chooses to...

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'VERVE' , oil on canvas, 50 by 38 inches (127x96cm), 2012 - DETAIL
Lederle’s abstract paintings are moored in enthusiasm and an intense occupation with the routine of creation itself. This featured canvas reveals Lederle's intrenched exploration of line and form through color. He is emphasizing m...

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'VOYAGE', oil on canvas, 48 by 48 inches (122x122cm), 2002
A painting for the purpose of itself. This work, part of the PIXEL series, was created out of the process of painting, litterally the medium itself, and much less out of a perception of concepts or constructs of abstractions. It is a sens...

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FLOWER TARGET, oil on canvas, 66 by 60 inches( 168x152cm), 2001
The painting titled ‘Flower Target’ might be one of the classic pieces by Hermann Lederle were he is experimenting with the concept of dematerialization, proclaiming that painting should avoid any references to experience outside the...

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ABOUT BERLINA A.K.A. BERLINNA

Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars... if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... and you get somewhere close to the work of Hermann Lederle at BERLINNA.
The German painter, who now resides in Los Angeles, gives impressionism a contemporary inflection. Where before wispy brushstrokes and springtime hues ruled, Lederle works in the colors and shapes of our time. His paintings have an edge to them and an electric energy pulsing throughout. Lederle creates his 3-D effect by first painting with a traditional brush and then reworking it with a painter's knife, giving the paint a contradictory texture.
Lederle's paintings at the BERLINNA Factory Loft Gallery capture how it feels to see in the modern world. Waterlilies are replaced with welcome screens and rolling sunsets with flashing advertisements. But there is a beauty to this contemporary image of seeing, even if it is a little sharp around the edges.

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