Painting and drawing
Painter Rocco Hettwer is concerned with a personally characterised contemporary psychogram of the individual, their sensitivities, their hardships. The figures, acting in almost empty spaces with their sometimes dramatic poses, cast a spell over us, luring us onto their very personal stage of life to decipher the riddle of their expressive gestures and facial expressions.
Painterly, finely graduated colour gradations and dramatic contrasts between light and shadow counteract the tense silence, even speechlessness, between his main characters.
In the tradition of a realism characterised by his years at the Weißensee art academy, it is not about a race against reality - as was once the case in the Renaissance.
Rocco Hettwer himself says of his goal: "Happy if the result has a world of stimuli that stimulates the imagination, an incomprehensible character that keeps the viewer's imagination in a constant state of tension that cannot be satisfied by any solution."
He is obsessed with the idea that art provides the opportunity to put the artist's subjective view of contemporary reality up for discussion. For despite their initially seemingly classical depiction, his pictorial compositions have a message for us people of today.
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