Art Fair 2016

Art Fair

27. – 30. Oktober 2016
Mit den Künstlern Joe Barnes, Christoph Dahlhausen, Claudia Desgranges, Raymund Kaiser, Stephan Marienfeld, Riki Mijling, molitor & kuzmin, Ivo Ringe, Rita Rohlfing, Regine Schumann, Shawn Stipling und Cecilia Vissers

Morphic Fields

A Struggle for Balance

by Thomas Micchelli on September 10, 2016

author for Hyperallergic, New York

„The muscular abstractions of Ivo Ringe may appear to have little in common with the calibrated colored squares of Josef Albers or the mysticism of Joseph Beuys — or, for that matter, the science of classical proportions, the cellular patterns of plants, or the molecular growth of crystals — but such disparate concerns constitute the connective tissue that makes them what they are.

Ringe, who was born in 1951 in Bonn, Germany, studied with Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the early 1970s, where he crossed paths with fellow student Anselm Kiefer. Having worked in printmaking and sculpture before turning to paint and canvas, he resisted the Neo-Expressionist indulgences that held sway among his peer group, engaging instead in a measured approach that had more in common with Beuys’s minimalist protégés, Blinky Palermo and Imi Knoebel. …“

Morphic Field

Hionas Gallery – IVO RINGE: Morphic Fields

IVO RINGE: Morphic Fields


New York, NY (August 30, 2016) Hionas Gallery is pleased to announce that to open its fall 2016 season the gallery will present Ivo Ringe: Morphic Fields, a solo exhibition comprising a series of new canvases produced in house. For this show, the artist’s first solo effort in the U.S., Ringe’s concrete abstractions are fields composed of interactive colors and harmonic forms, applied using pigmentations produced from scratch and universally dictated by the golden ratio and other proportions.

Ringe’s process is that of a biologist or mathematician. He applies axis points throughout the picture plane, at first achieving a tenuous balance, then renders each a point of convergence until the entirety forms an interconnected force of nature – a molecular dance that is both structurally sublime and free of symmetry, finite yet flexible. In that sense, the lines that bind the points are not necessarily random or even multidirectional, but all part of a singular event, a proliferation of cells rapidly evolving into an organism.

Alongside Ringe’s morphic structural compositions will be a set of Field paintings, large geometric abstractions composed of complementary color fields and a singular form floating in space. Rounding out this body of work will be a selection of paintings in which both approaches are combined, laying morphic structures atop geometric fields, thus creating the exhibition’s namesake. In seeking the creation of a positive proportional balance in every plane, Ringe affixes the golden section as well as other proportions as the stable and ruling element in an otherwise combustible formula.


Sunday Morning, 2016, Acryl / Linnen, 48 x 40 inch.


The Bull, 2016, Acryl / Linnen, 48 x 40 inch

In the artist’s words, “When you look at waves crashing or a fire burning, the individual forms get lost in the motions, and those vibrations elicit a chemical response for the viewer. The patterns and proportions become what we experience, all these life forces coming together as one, and that space becomes a habitat for the subconscious.”

The opening reception for Morphic Fields will take place on Wednesday, September 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The artist will be present. For more information visit

Ivo Ringe (b.1951, Bonn, Germany) lives and works in Cologne. He studied sculpture and graphic arts with Josef Beuys and Rolf Sackenheim at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1970s. He has exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe for nearly quarter of a century. Ringe lectures regularly on color theory, free drawing, and painting techniques in his native Germany, and since 2014 has served as Artistic Director of the Ateliers Fine Arts, Rheinische Friedrich‐Wilhelms, University of Bonn.–A-solo-exhibition-by-Ivo-Ringe-opens-at-Hionas-Gallery#.WGVAFoXOt5Y

ReStructured – The Exchange Penzance


18 Jul – 08 Oct 2016
The Exchange

Artists who participated in ReStructured:

  • Stefan Annerel, Belgium
  • Rupert Eder, Germany
  • Luke Frost, Britain
  • Michelle Jaffé, USA
  • Frank Norden, Germany
  • Terry Pope, Britain
  • Ivo Ringe, Germany
  • Heather Sheehan, USA/Germany
  • Shawn Stipling, Britain

Plus Artists Exhibiting:

  • Tim Allen, Britain
  • Andrew Bick, Britain
  • Günther Förg, Germany
  • Mark Francis, Ireland
  • Michael Jäger, Germany
  • Alf Löhr, Germany / Britain


The Exchange

The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Winter Print Fair

Friday 27 November to 9 January 2016

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

Ivo Ringe

Ivo Ringe, Snow Light,  2014, Prägedruck

An exhibition of prints for sale at The Exchange, Penzance, by regional and national artists including:

Jyll Bradley, Pablo Bronstein, Naomi Frears, Anthony Frost, Luke Frost, Catherine Haines, Kurt Jackson, John Newling, Rachel Nicholson, Michael Porter, Abigail Reynolds, Ivo Ringe, Ben Sanderson, James Thurgood, Bedwyr Williams.
Free entry, all welcome.