Abstracts

Abstracts, Figuratives, Monotypies, Felt-tip pen drawings

Fantasy not only as ideas and inventions, but in graphically through drawings is a relatively random case. The Cologne painter Hubert Berke has it. His inner wealth is abundant. To me it seems that he is one of our most gifted.” (Will Grohmann, 1942)

Informal paintings take up an important space in Berkes body of work. From his study times until his death, he creates abstract paintings using different techniques, from monotypies to felt-tip pen drawings.  His early works show a heavy influence of his teacher Paul Klee: geometric forms, clear lines and vibrant colours are typical for his images of that time.