ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Alfred Wais

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1905born in Birkach near Stuttgart
1926-29Studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart and at the Stuttgart Art Academy (Hans Spiegel, master student of Anton Kolig)
1932Member of the "Stuttgart New Secession"; art teacher
1944bombs destroy most of the work
1946freelance artist after war captivity
1952"Free Group of Swabian Painters and Sculptors"; lithographic work
1964Member of the board of directors of the Württembergischer Kunstverein
1988died in Stuttgart
In the essence of Alfred Wais' painting lies a strong will to abstraction. He draws on representational material to express moments of experience, but does not use it in a narrative way. The curiosity for further creative possibilities led the artist continuously into new areas of painterly experience. In his still lifes, interiors, landscapes, and figurative scenes, space is created primarily from color, largely dispensing with the means of constructing perspective. A realistically fathomable light source gives way to the autonomous luminosity of the colors. If one looks at the paintings more closely, one notices how much the representational appearance is "deformed".
Vehemently Wais also works with the means of color dissonance. The color structure ranges from the almost plastically protruding, to the flatly applied stroke. Wet colors are mixed and not infrequently one finds scriptural lines and shapes carved. 
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