Form Color Matter Paint
Paintings from California
July 8th to August 2nd, 2019 at ZOTT Artspace
Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm or by prior arrangement
The exhibit at ZOTT Artspace will be artist Ricky Gumbrecht’s first in Europe. In collages and paintings somewhere between abstraction and figuration, she condenses color and form, layers and assonance to create playful pieces that are both sensual and mysterious.
Ricky Gumbrecht was born in Idar-Oberstein (Rhineland-Palatine) in 1958. After completing her studies in linguistics as well as French and Spanish literature at the Ruhr-University Bochum, she worked as a high school teacher before moving to Stanford with her family in 1989. Gumbrecht began her art training at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto. She shares a studio with Terenia Offenbacker, both artists relying on Lowell Sims for technical assistance as well as material sourcing. Her pieces, mostly large-format paintings and collages somewhere between figuration and abstraction, have been exhibited in California where they have been acquired by American and European collectors. Ricky Gumbrecht has been married to the literary theorist Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht since 1989. The couple have two children in California and two in Europe.