Dimensions of the hidden and the visible
permeate all of the creations of the young painter Simon Nelke, whose works are quite distinctive. Breaking ground can be interpreted literally in this case – previous layers which he uncovers by partially stripping off glue and paint are often unveiled in his works. But the artist does not only stand out by reason of his unique technique and the special colour pallet he uses, but above all because of his very expressive motifs. His usually human protagonists captivate the observer – sometimes seeming to be striking, sometimes enigmatic.
“Space, time, mind and the observer are necessary in order to develop a work.” Simon Nelke