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Born 1936 Heppenheim, lives and works in Karlsruhe, Castellina und Berlin.
«Casa Colonica weiß weiß (Casa Colonica white white)».
Acrylic with saw dust on panel. Verso signed, dated 1990, titled, inscribed «B», «FW 20.04.90», «FW 29.08.90» and «FW […]», inscribed presumably by a different hand «42 x 59» as well as on a label numbered «18» by hand.
After the shock of the Falklands War (1982), Horst Antes almost completely banned figurative representations from his work and instead devoted himself to images of numbers and houses. Inspired by the rural house type of the Tuscan «casa colonica», Antes began with one house, then grouped two and up to entire clusters of them on his canvases. The simple, windowless, architectural structures refer to the human living space itself in which we thrive and manifest our life's desires.
«In the art figure of the cephalopod, he has found a role in which he probes the fictitious spaces of existence figuratively, but without ingratiating himself with reality, in order to finally find the house and the number - in other words: space and time - in which figuration merges and ultimately makes itself dispensable because it is timelessly present.» from: Galerie Schlichtenmaier (Ed.), Horst Antes, Zum 80. Geburtstag, 28 October - 26 November 2016, Stuttgart 2016, p. 13.
Photo expert report: Dorothea Antes, wife of the artist, Karlsruhe, 09.08.2022.
Provenance: probably purchased at Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler; since then private collection Müllheim in the Markgräflerland.
Catalogue raisonné: Fiedel/Szymczak, 1990-49 (cf.).