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Rudolf Urech-Seon - Der Ausfall, 1956

   

Rudolf Urech-Seon - Der Ausfall, 1956, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 85 cm, Inv. Nr. 1-2019.

Rudolf Urech-SeonDer Ausfall, 1956
Oil on cnvas
100 x 85 cm

In 1913, the Swiss artist Rudolf Urech-Seon (1876 -1959) first came into contact with mathematical construction methods at the Munich Art Academy. Back in Switzerland, Urech-Seon began to use this proportional method in his previously naturalistic landscape paintings: At the end of the 1920s he developed a formal language in which he divided his natural environment into reducing surfaces and lines.

This made him one of the first Swiss artists to dedicate himself to abstraction. In the 1940s, the artistic development of abstraction reached a climax in his paintings. From 1945 he created painterly arrangements with geometric and curved forms in bright colours. Urech Seon's late work is characterized by a strongly reduced repertoire of colors and a repetitive use of formal language.


This style is particularly visible in his work Der Ausfall ("The Outfall"), created in 1956. It seems as if the abstract, geometric forms cling to one another and the colours, despite the contrast, fit together to form a harmonious whole. In addition to the grey, blue and green parts, the bright yellow and red stand out strongly. This play with dominant and reserved colours lends the work a certain depth despite abstraction and creates a kind of foreground and background.

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Rudolf Urech-Seon - Der Ausfall, 1956, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 85 cm, Inv. Nr. 1-2019.

Rudolf Urech-Seon - Der Ausfall, 1956, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 85 cm, Inv. Nr. 1-2019.

About artist
Rudolf Urech-Seon
Seon, 1876 — 1959

After his apprenticeship as a flat painter, Rudolf Urech (18.2.1876, Seon - 23.7.1959, Seon) founded a painting business in his home village Seon in the canton of Aargau in 1905 and married Marie Baumann in the same year. Despite a secure family and professional situation, Urech decided to attend the Munich Art Academy from 1913 to 1916 and pursue an artistic career. In 1918 he returned to Seon and rarely left the village after that. From then on he called himself Urech-Seon to differentiate himself from the Basel painter Rudolf Urech (1888–1951).