Lothar Quinte (1923 - 2000) is a Polish artist who became known as part of the avant-garde movement in Germany in the post-war period. At a young age he moved with his family to Leipzig, where he completed an apprenticeship as a painter from 1937 to 1941.
His style is very independent and can be seen as a mixture of concrete art and op art. By reducing form and color to the bare essentials, Lothar Quinte creates intimate works of art that are contemplative and very personal moments. The viewer is given very little information and is the recipient of a very clear and direct form of expression.
The canvases and prints invade the viewer's space with their reduced color palette, limited to two or three shades that are transferred to the surface in a linear and circular form. This technique creates unusual perspectives and optical dynamics that bring these otherwise one-dimensional representations into the realm of movement.
Lothar Quinte was able to create emotional and empathetic reactions from what at first glance seemed very harsh and callous. His artworks are a play with dualities: movement in stillness, explosions of feelings through the implosion of colors.
Lothar Quinte has been exhibited internationally since the late 1950s.