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Peter Lacroix, Foto: Anne Gold


Peter Lacroix (1924-2010)


Peter Lacroix devoted his work to exploring various facets of non-representational art. The oeuvre begins with early works from the 1950s in the Informel style. From 1968 Peter Lacroix created geometric constructions in bright primary colors and black-white contrasts, very much in the tradition of Concrete Art. The artist translated the affinity to Bauhaus and the signal-like appearance of the works to plans for artistically revitalizing Aachen’s urban profile. In the mid-1970s Peter Lacroix embarked on a conceptual work phase. Based on numerical and color codes, he let the random principle – in the form of a throw of a dice – determine their arrangement. At the end of the 1980s Peter Lacroix developed an innovative system: from numerical codes based on key personal details and overlapping diagrams he created unusual polygonal forms. Similar to in his last glucose profile images, abstract formulas and personal portrait come together to form an intriguing unity.

The exhibition is generously supported by Andreas Petzold, the trustee of Peter Lacroix’s artistic estate, and extensive loans from Reyhane Nematollahi-Lacroix. If not otherwise noted, all exhibits are from the estate of Peter Lacroix.

A catalogue will accompany the exhibition with 191 pages, and approximately 210 colour images.

Curator: Dr. Annette Lagler

Pure – Peter Lacroix (1924-2010), Installation Views





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