DARE TO BE FREE
The painter Alma Goering shows 23 of her works in the location Kunstraum.
Large formats, vibrant colors, strong dynamic abstractions are challenging the visitors complacency and convenience. The 23 paintings, most of them of large size, present a view of the oeuvre of the painter and suggest the visitor enters into a conversation with these paintings.
It is not an easy undertaking to understand the language of the strong gestures while one is searching for help in familiar forms and signs.
However, the openness, the freedom to interpret the theme is the basic of her paintings.
Already the creation in the atelier demands to drop any specific intention or a plan to do the painting. That allows the emotions to flow free, opens a dynamic stroke and the colors start to spread over the canvas. It is this concept of freedom the modern art ever since was and always is fighting for.
It is not a matter of uncontrolledness, arbitrariness or just chaos. The basic rules of composition always work in the background and control the process. A constant exchange between the painter and the painting strives towards the point when the works signals being "finished".
Alma's paintings communicate her inner independence and invite to a conversation without any preoccupation. They are bold and they will share it with you, if you are open to accept it.
Erwin Niederer, translated pg