Baselitz produced his first original works in a distinct style of his own, among them the imaginary portraits Uncle Bernhard/ Onkel Bernhard. In the year 1957, he started work on the Rayski-Head/ Rayski-Kopf series.
Long way from our hometown Munich, but Baselitz work is quite impressing. View more of his works at the Gagosian Gallery
I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting’s finished it becomes a responsive idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns.. your thought process goes on.
Video: Georg Baselitz
In the 1970s, Baselitz was part of a group of Neo-Expressionist German artists, occasionally identified as “Neue Wilden,” focusing on deformation, the power of subject and the vibrancy of the colors.
He became famous for his upside-down images. He is seen as a revolutionary painter as he draws the viewer’s attention to his works by making them think and sparking their interest.
The subjects of the paintings don’t seem to be as significant as the work’s visual insight. Throughout his career, Baselitz has varied his style, ranging from layering substances to his style, since the 1990s, which focuses more on lucidity and smooth changes.