Inge Dick 1941

Even in the early years Inge Dick's painting has been monochrome. White. Her drawings are characterized by a delicate stroke. Difficult to photograph. Dissatisfied with photos of her work for exhibition catalogs, the Hetzendorf graduate, who also studied commercial art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, finally taught herself how to photograph. Initially in black and white, with her own darkroom; soon followed by an intensive exploration of the Polaroid photography technique and the juxtaposition of black and white and Polaroid photography. Starting 2006/07 she also turned to film: the real-time projects vermilion and blue, infinite as well as the year light white-cycle are created. From the films, the artist detaches film styles/single shots and presents them as independent photo and pixel works.

Inge Dick makes the immaterial - the light - visible. Even more: she shows us the change of light in such fine nuances that we can hardly describe it with words. Nothing is coincidental in her paintings. She composes her works according to aesthetic parameters. The result is an overwhelming colorfulness. Whether monochromatic in depth or utilizing the multifaceted color spectrum of light, she logically records the change in light intensity and light color. The visualization of light turns into a unique artistic documentation.

(Quote Inge Dick) "It is always the subject of light that fascinates me, it leads through all of life. That's why I also ended up in photography. Light, after all, is actually intangible."

Her works are located in Austrian and international museums. Currently, the LENTOS Art Museum in Linz is showing the exhibition INGE DICK Colors of Light until August 14, 2022.

ARTIST TALK June 29, 2022 | 6 pm: we are looking forward to welcoming Inge Dick and Dr. Martin Hochleitner, director of the Salzburg Museum, in our gallery.

born in: 
Vienna
lives and works in: 
Mondsee
Inge Dick, sommer licht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, sommer licht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, frühlings licht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, frühlings licht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, Boston blue © Christian Schepe
Inge Dick, Boston blue © Christian Schepe
Inge Dick, Polaroids weiss © Christian Schepe
Inge Dick, Polaroids weiss © Christian Schepe
Inge Dick, winterlicht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick winterlicht weiss © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, blau unendlich © Bildrecht Wien
Inge Dick, blau unendlich © Bildrecht Wien
Porträt Inge Dick © Hermann Seidl Fotohof
Porträt Inge Dick © Hermann Seidl Fotohof