Meer auf Sylt. 2009. Oil on burlap. Verso signed, dated, titled and inscribed with the dimensions, technique and the work number "R 87". 150 x 310 cm (59 x 122 in). [CH].
• In 2010 part of the artist's comprehensive exhibition at Kunsthalle Tübingen. • Large-size, atmospheric seascape with an almost sandy surface aesthetic. • Rainer Fetting's works can be found in many renowned museums and collections, among them the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Berlinische Galerie Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin.
This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by the artist. We are grateful for the kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich (with the gallery label on the stretcher). Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 2011).
EXHIBITION: Rainer Fetting. Manscapes, Kunsthalle Tübingen, October 2 - December 5, 2010, cat. no. 50 (with illu. on p. 90).
"This momentary impression is so important, whehter it is a storm or the wind or the horizon vanishing in the fog. This is so visually gripping that you have to feel and capture it. And because this is subject to permanent change, you are forced to paint quick, which increases the dynamic. Later I render these first "plein-air" impressions on larger canvasses in lengthy processes." Rainer Fetting in an interview with Heinz Stahlhut, in: Rainer Fetting u. Heinz Stahlhut, Fetting, Cologne 2009, p. 375.