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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 www.hionasgallery.com.

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.





Pressemitteilung: Kunsthaus Rehau zeigt Einzelausstellung von Ivo Ringe 13.11.2015 – 16.01.2016

Ivo Ringe, SHADOW OF A FIELD, Umbra / Blue, 2015, 320 x 180 cm, Acryl auf Leinwand, Diptychon

„Meine Arbeiten sind Forschungen und Untersuchungen im Gedächtnisfeld der Konkreten Kunst.“
Ivo Ringe

Ivo Ringe – Wisse das Bild

(Zitat: Rilke: „Mag auch die Spieglung im Teich/oft uns verschwimmen: /Wisse das Bild.“)

Das Kunsthaus Rehau zeigt im November neue Arbeiten von Ivo Ringe aus dem Jahr 2015. In seinen Werken beschäftigt sich Ivo Ringe mit den Verhältnissen von Flächen, Farben und Strecken im Hinblick auf Proportion und Ästhetik. Hierbei untersucht er sowohl die in unserem kulturellen Gedächtnis verankerten Proportionen wie den Goldenen Schnitt als auch die Proportionen anderer Kulturen im Hinblick auf deren Schwingungsfelder. Während der Goldene Schnitt unserem historisch gewachsenen Schönheitsempfinden entspricht, stellen die ungewöhnlichen neuen Verbindungen, die Ringe darstellt, Herausforderungen der Forschung zum Thema der Proportionen und des Formenbildungsgedächtnisses dar. Der Arbeitsbereich des Künstlers im Bereich der Morphischen Felder (Rupert Sheldrake) und deren Schwingungen/Resonanzen eröffnet neue und spannende Möglichkeiten der Begegnung mit Konkreter Kunst.

Katalog Ivo Ringe Kunsthaus Rehau-Ausstellung_Nov2015