About her work
For her paintings Inez Köhler
prefers to work with acrylics and a variety of techniques on canvas. For
gravures and other graphic forms she continuously experiments with a whole
variety of materials.
In a totally unique style, Inez Köhler is continuously
trying to find a balance between imagination and reality. Some works seem at
first sight to be purely abstract, but looking more closely one discovers human
and other forms. The colours she uses are striking without being overbearing. A
warm red, a clear yellow and a deep blue give strength to her work.
emerge spontaneously and are inspired by the ambience or surroundings of the
moment. Colour, form and feeling for composition are very important for me.
Generally I employ different themes in which however the human being takes a
central position. As far as graphics are concerned, I use mostly gravure,
acrylic printing, wood gravure and various other techniques. I try thereby to
create a cheerful, narrative, mystical and sometimes romantic atmosphere leading
to a degree of tension between line, form and colour. I work intuitively relying
on my feelings to express myself freely; the themes and subjects are mostly not
thought out in advance, but surface spontaneously while I am working. What is
important is the experimenting with colour and materials, not least their
quality. Chagall, Matisse and Picasso continue to be my greatest inspiration. I
could add to that the innumerable impressions I gathered during my travels in
colourful Peru in 2005."