Ludwig Mannhalter

Artexpo Art Fair – New York

October 28 - October 31, 2021

Reception: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6-8 PM

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Ludwig Mannhalter is a Hungarian-born abstract painter, living and working in Bad Nauheim, Germany. His highly textured paintings are executed in the impasto style, which consists of applying thick layers of oil and acrylic paint, using only a palette knife. Added structure is conveyed through craquelure and occasional scratch marks from the spatula. In the tradition of tachiste artists, namely Nicolas de Staël, shapes are reduced to blocks of colors alluding to rudimentary landscapes and architectural views. Bold tones alternating with elegant grays and beiges fill rectangular chromatic fields of varying dimensions, creating a sense of dynamism and tension. Although influenced by Art Informel and the existential philosophy of Nietzsche, Mannhalter does not like to be boxed into a category and regards art as non-definable.

Mannhalter studied architecture in Budapest and later moved to Germany, where he runs his family’s leather business. He has been painting abstract art for the past fifty years. His work was featured in exhibitions and fairs in the United States and Europe, most notably the International Art Fair (Venice, Rome, Paris, Innsbruck, Brussels, and London), Affordable Art Fair (New York), Red Dot Miami (Miami), RheinMain CongressCenter and the Kurhaus (Wiesbaden), and the Danubius Hotel Gellert (Budapest).

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Ludwig Mannhalter

Artexpo Art Fair – New York

October 28 - October 31, 2021

Reception: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6-8 PM

No. 26
No. 26

Oil on canvas
19.5" x 23.5"

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Ludwig Mannhalter is a Hungarian-born abstract painter, living and working in Bad Nauheim, Germany. His highly textured paintings are executed in the impasto style, which consists of applying thick layers of oil and acrylic paint, using only a palette knife. Added structure is conveyed through craquelure and occasional scratch marks from the spatula. In the tradition of tachiste artists, namely Nicolas de Staël, shapes are reduced to blocks of colors alluding to rudimentary landscapes and architectural views. Bold tones alternating with elegant grays and beiges fill rectangular chromatic fields of varying dimensions, creating a sense of dynamism and tension. Although influenced by Art Informel and the existential philosophy of Nietzsche, Mannhalter does not like to be boxed into a category and regards art as non-definable.

Mannhalter studied architecture in Budapest and later moved to Germany, where he runs his family’s leather business. He has been painting abstract art for the past fifty years. His work was featured in exhibitions and fairs in the United States and Europe, most notably the International Art Fair (Venice, Rome, Paris, Innsbruck, Brussels, and London), Affordable Art Fair (New York), Red Dot Miami (Miami), RheinMain CongressCenter and the Kurhaus (Wiesbaden), and the Danubius Hotel Gellert (Budapest).

No. 26
No. 26
No. 12
No. 12
No. 11
No. 11
No. 9
No. 9
No. 6
No. 6
No. 4
No. 4
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Artexpo Art Fair – New York | October 28 - October 31, 2021

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas