Hubert Scheibl

Karin Schorm

Hubert Scheibl has avoided narrative elements in his paintings from the beginning, concentrating instead on the process of painting which can be thought of as a constant oscillation between chaos and order, order and variation. Scheibl’s paintings consist of numerous layers that never really touch one another. They form a layered space that is experienced through a temporal and spatial process. Yet Scheibl does not seal the surfaces hermetically and allows one to glimpse another layer below. He speaks of “systems whose anomalies and detours become ever more frequent and finally lead to a change.” He also mentions coincidence as an organizing principle in his work.

His “goal” is neither the expression of an internal state nor the creation of a perfect image—although both aspects are certainly components of his painting process. “Self-realization in beauty” as a humanistic principle stands

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