About Mara Ruehl
The basic theme in my work is colour and surface, as well as light and form. It is about the exploration of image surfaces and the questioning of the illusion of change, generated by colour and shape.
Change is part of our entire human existence. It takes place always and everywhere. We can both watch it passively and let it happen, or we actively influence it in order to steer it in a certain direction.
In my colour field artworks, change takes place by the interaction of colours and surfaces, which seemingly dissolve diffuse and begin to waft, pulsate and vibrate. They seem to develop a life of their own and take the viewer even in itself.
In my reliefs the change appears by the interaction of the viewer. If he changes his point of view, the visual impression of the work also completely changes.
I have developed a special technique of paint application and removal for my artworks, so that the canvas ultimately becomes a glass-glazed surface. With this technique I apply approximately 80-120 colour layers. So I reach this special diffuse effect and the high luminous colours.