Gerd Borkelmann

(born 1958) Gerd Borkelmann has been showing his drawings and paintings since the early eighties in Europe and the United States. He has had solo shows in Cologne at Galerie Dorit Jacobs, at the Galerie im Trudelhaus, in Baden, Switzerland, at the Kunstverein Peschkenhaus in Moers and the Museum B.C. Koekkoek in Kleve, Germany. In his 2009 show at devening projects + editions, he presented a selection of works on paper from an ongoing group that started in 2005; in total, there are more than 200 works in this series. At first glance, these works—each measuring only 30 x 20 cm—might seem like finger exercises or casual notes. However, in fact, each is highly complex; tracing and understanding the relationships and interactions between these worksposes a great challenge. As a painter Gerd Borkelmann possesses an enormous sensitivity for the finest nuances of colour and an unmistakable awareness of materials and surfaces. His work is characterised by an impressive concentration of formal means and an uncompromising pursuit of simplicity and clarity. His work can be found in collections of the Deutsche Bank, the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Duren and the Museum Kurhaus in Kleve. Gerd Borkelmann lives and works in Kleve, Germany.

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, pigment marker, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite, white-out tape, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, ink, graphite, white-out tape on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite, white-out and white-out tape on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out tape on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, ink, graphite, white-out tape on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite, white-out tape and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint, goauche and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

    sold

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint, gouache on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

    sold

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint, gouache, white-out and graphite on paper, 11.5" x 8"

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, white-out and pencil on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint, gouache and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    oil paint, gouache and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5" x 8"

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    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    ink, gouache, graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    goauche, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, ink and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache and graphite on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches

  • Untitled (2007)

    From the series Journal and Palimpsest

    gouache, graphite and white-out on paper, 11.5 x 8 inches