Artist Rainer Splitt

Rainer Splitt

Celle, Lower Saxony, 1963. Based in Berlin

The German artist, best known for his varnish Paint-Lakes and Pouring boxes, bases his work mainly on color, and his works can now be identified as paintings, now as sculptures. A research that the German artist has been carrying out since the late 1980s when he began to realize the first "liquid paintings", color spots, pouring and diving, a mixture of paint and synthetic emulsions that, poured on a surface, emerge as intense and luminous shapes. Splitt, therefore, does not paint but pours, and in the act of pouring he studies the qualities of the liquid, its ability to spread and the process of gradual drying, a way of investigating the relations between space, matter and time.
In some cases, the color layers, gliding over each other, partially overlap and "erase" each other for subtraction by creating precise and elegant shapes that show Splitt's magnificent ability to govern color and matter.
Splitt studied in Germany, New York (International Studio and Curatorial Program), and in Rome (German Academy Villa Massimo).
He exhibited in private galleries, museums and public institutions, such as the Kunstmuseum in Celle; the Museum für Concrete Kunst, Ingolstadt; the Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf; and still the Museum Schloss Salder, Salzgitter; the Clemens_Sels-Museum, Neuss; the Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, and the Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland.
He is present in public collections such as: Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Weserburg | Museum für Modern Kunst, Bremen; Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle; Sammlung Reinking, Hamburg; Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf; Staatliches Museum, Schwerin.