Joachim Bandau, Untitled, 2016. Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico 300g, 76 x 56cm. Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland.
Positioning an atmosphere of calm, order and concentration, the large-scale watercolours of Joachim Bandau are worked over long periods of time through a series of slow, controlled gestures. Meticulously and methodically moving thin pigment washes over dense hand-made paper, each image develops in delicately layered hues that gradually move into darkness.
Joachim Bandau belongs to the protean group of German artists, along with Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, and Imi Knoebel, who came out of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1961. Bandau has had an uninterrupted schedule of major museum and gallery exhibitions all over Europe dating back over 55 years.
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 7 March 2019