El Kid  (Oil on wood panel, 76.2cm x 57.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

El Kid (Oil on wood panel, 76.2cm x 57.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

     
Apollo  (Oil on Japan-paper mounted on wood panel, 72.2cm x 63.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Apollo (Oil on Japan-paper mounted on wood panel, 72.2cm x 63.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

As always I try to surprise myself. Painting is it’s own language combining all knowledge (consciously and subconsciously) which the artist has to offer to the world. I really did my best not to control anything in the process, not to think, somehow just being a “vessel” and getting lost in the process. This painting is the result combining my ideas, concepts, shapes, sounds and images reducing them to the bare minimum, tactile and ethereal at the same time.

     
Rewind, Right There!  (Oil and ink on Japan-paper mounted on plywood, 47.6cm x 42.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Rewind, Right There! (Oil and ink on Japan-paper mounted on plywood, 47.6cm x 42.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Subtle yet Powerful, Calculated yet Spontaneous. Elegant and Beautiful! *It’s a very sad thing that I have to “explain” my work(What happened to Culture and Education?)* -I had this piece literally flying around in my studio for 3 years. Every time I looked at it though, something ‘else’ became visible and finally today(July 3rd 2015) I decided to clean it up, mount it on a plywood board and photograph it. What a process. I nearly tossed it!

     
The Melancholy of our Timelines  (Oil on cotton cloth mounted on plywood, 36cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

The Melancholy of our Timelines (Oil on cotton cloth mounted on plywood, 36cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

     
Supervolcano (Oil on wood panel, 90.5cm x 90.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Supervolcano (Oil on wood panel, 90.5cm x 90.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

     
Can’t Hear   (Acrylic on canvas, 148cm x 241.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Can’t Hear (Acrylic on canvas, 148cm x 241.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

I don’t really like to paint very large paintings(for many reasons- ‘space’ being one of them) but for my birthday I ‘treated myself to this one! It was necessary.

     
Logo for the Milan City Circuit -Rough and Ready version-  (Oil on plywood board, 44cm x 63cm x 3.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Logo for the Milan City Circuit -Rough and Ready version- (Oil on plywood board, 44cm x 63cm x 3.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

This logo/painting is based on my 2008 painting “Clean State”.

     
Amazo-Sphere (Oil on primed cotton bath towel mounted on plywood, 53.5cm x 86cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Amazo-Sphere (Oil on primed cotton bath towel mounted on plywood, 53.5cm x 86cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Everything in this painting is again based on the divine proportions of the “golden rectangle”. The colours, the ‘feel’ and mood are of the rainforest. And for the first time: Op-Art that is really RELAXING!

     
Republic Earth (My old rags mounted on plywood, 89cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Republic Earth (My old rags mounted on plywood, 89cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

I used my old painting rags just the way they were with absolutely no manipulation. I only cut them into perfect strips, assorted them, reversed my particular ‘colour theory’ and mounted them on a plywood board.

     
PRESENCE  (Oil on hardened cotton bath towel, 81cm x 81cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

PRESENCE (Oil on hardened cotton bath towel, 81cm x 81cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

     
Heightened Awareness  (Oil on Japan-paper, 32cm x 48cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

Heightened Awareness (Oil on Japan-paper, 32cm x 48cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

This little painting was in my studio for 2 years. Something was missing and last night in a ‘state of Heightened Awareness’ and without thinking I added 4 highlights and suddenly the painting came alive. Wow. -If look at it from a distance an ‘alternate reality’ appears. No words can capture this. Magical.

     
GAME  (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 122cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

GAME (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 122cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

The format of this painting is a “Golden Rectangle”. The theme is nasty but fun!

     
Oh Oh, My Head!  (Oil on wood panel, 61cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Oh Oh, My Head! (Oil on wood panel, 61cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Failed Escape  (Oil on canvas, 153.5cm x 122.5cm,  Dirk Marwig 2015)

Failed Escape (Oil on canvas, 153.5cm x 122.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)

     
U.N. (Enamel and high pigment lacquer on plywood, 51cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

U.N. (Enamel and high pigment lacquer on plywood, 51cm x 51cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This painting corresponds to the “Airport” painting : the outline of my irregular heptagon constructed only with the help of the “Golden Rectangle”. The spectator is again involved to connect the invisible lines inside of the ‘outline’. Endless possibilities.

     
Airport  (High pigment lacquer on plywood inlay, 62cm x 62cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Airport (High pigment lacquer on plywood inlay, 62cm x 62cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This painting shows how to ‘construct’ an irregular heptagon on the basis of the ‘Golden Rectangle’. Even if this is an irregular 7 sided polygon(irregular heptagon) there is an intrinsic feeling of harmony and balance that can only be explained by the continuous use of the ‘Golden Section’. Every corner and every intersection of each line can be endlessly connected to another corner or line, the grid getting smaller or larger maintaining total congruency. -If you look at it long enough the ‘lines’ start jumping out at you in 3D and the spaces shift and shake uncontrollably!

     
REMOVED  (High pigment lacquer on plywood mounted on wood panel, 91.5cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

REMOVED (High pigment lacquer on plywood mounted on wood panel, 91.5cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“Removed” is the result of the cut up “Flop Object”. I cut all the salvaged wood into perfect ‘Golden Rhombi’, then assorted all the pieces on a square wood panel during a state of complete ‘non-existence’ until I felt that nothing more was needed. The next day in the morning I added a few more coloured lines until that ‘gut feeling’ appeared where you know that “it’s done”. During the creation process I felt completely “Removed” from this world- I was floating somewhere, in a good place.
This painting can be seen from all sides. Each time you turn it , the painting gives you a different sensation. It can even be put up on the diagonal!

     
Resonance (Oil on Japan-Paper mounted off centre on white plywood square, 48.3cm x 48.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Resonance (Oil on Japan-Paper mounted off centre on white plywood square, 48.3cm x 48.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

This is a gift to Nadim Amar. This little painting was in my “unfinished work” box for 3 years until I mounted it on a square (painted white) piece of plywood (but not in the centre) just like you see it in the photo. Now, finally it is finished!
Because the painting itself is not centred the eyes move back and forth(right to left ) and the colours vibrate in all directions giving that feeling of “Resonance”.

     
A Landscape for the Pyromaniac  (Oil on plywood, 23cm x 59.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

A Landscape for the Pyromaniac (Oil on plywood, 23cm x 59.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

My mother always told me when I was young : “Why don’t you just paint landscapes? People would buy them and you could make lots of money.” -Well here’s a landscape for you! :)
This painting shows the view of the burning landscape via satellite and a the panoramic view from the ground all in one.

     
Alles ist Gut  -old work, I had just turned 21 when I painted this-  (Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 1981)

Alles ist Gut -old work, I had just turned 21 when I painted this- (Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 1981)

“I found this at my mothers house when I travelled to Germany in 2013. I had just turned 21 when I painted it. This little painting shows my extreme frustration in dealing with this world, the same frustration I still have in dealing with everything today! “Alles ist Gut” means “Everything is good or well”… Sarcastic, of course. It also shows my love for geometry and abstraction which still forms the basis of my work. This is probably one of the very few paintings that has my name on the front- usually I sign and date on the back of the piece in order not to ruin the composition.”

     
When the Politician Speaks (Oil on burlap on plywood, 21.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

When the Politician Speaks (Oil on burlap on plywood, 21.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“As you can see the Politician never says anything. It’s all just deceptive rhetoric! A self serving ‘This Way’ and ‘That Way’.”

     
The Constructivist-study- (Oil on hardened cardboard on plywood, 30.5cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The Constructivist-study- (Oil on hardened cardboard on plywood, 30.5cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“This small painting is a study for a much larger painting. I hardly ever do a study but with this particular composition i needed to figure out the exact position of each element. My idea was to interlock 2 ‘Question Marks’, my eternal theme. If you turn the painting on it’s side you can recognize the 2 ‘Question Marks’.”

     
‘Lines’ Painting No.3 (Oil on burlap, 140cm x 100cm, Dirk Marwig 1996) -older work-

‘Lines’ Painting No.3 (Oil on burlap, 140cm x 100cm, Dirk Marwig 1996) -older work-

“Little by little I’m finding photos of my earlier work and uploading these onto my website. This one is the third “Lines” painting i did in 1996. I believe that it is in the Nikolaus Fischer private collection in Germany.”

     
Mind Cleaner  (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Mind Cleaner (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

“I just found the file of “Mind Cleaner” from 2008-this painting wasn’t on the site, I don’t know why. It’s a big painting that i made to clean my mind of all noise- to look at it really relaxes you because of it’s size, the seemingly simple lines, the monochrome titanium white with the mix of cobalt and ultra-marine blues and the impeccable execution with thousands of little brush strokes. I painted the whole “thing” with a small #6 brush! I really love this one because it’s so ‘Clean’(It was a pain in the ass though to photograph)”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up lower bottom left (Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up lower bottom left (Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is a close up of the lower left bottom of the painting.”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random  Close-up mid section  (Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random Close-up mid section (Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is a close-up of the mid-section of the painting “Cartography,Organic,Random”- total chaos.”

     
Cartography, Organic, Random  (Oil on plywood, 94.5cm x 75.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Cartography, Organic, Random (Oil on plywood, 94.5cm x 75.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I have always loved maps. Without thinking i started scratching thousands of lines all over the plywood board- added some colour and at the end of the day some kind of map appeared. Then the real work began: organizing the chaos until it made sense to me.”

     
Magic Square (Oil on wood panel, 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Magic Square (Oil on wood panel, 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I used 8 colours in this painting -you can see them diagonally from the top left going down to the bottom right- then I made a grid of 64 squares and only using these 8 colours,mixing them with each other adding only white or grey filling in all 64 boxes starting from the left and moving to the right painting in columns”.

     
Summer Camp   (Oil on Wood Panel, 56.7cm x 91.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Summer Camp (Oil on Wood Panel, 56.7cm x 91.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

-As you can probably tell: I used the same 8 colours here as in the painting “Magic Square”!

     
High on the Mountain Pass  (Oil on paper cut up into strips then glued onto plywood -collage- , 25cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

High on the Mountain Pass (Oil on paper cut up into strips then glued onto plywood -collage- , 25cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Predator    (Oil and ink on wood panel, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Predator (Oil and ink on wood panel, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

I had this one in my studio for almost 2 years. Every time i looked at it i thought that it was finished, but because it was so dark i always wanted to ‘change’ it somehow. I never did though, and only now am i publishing it because it really is finished-that was my conclusion looking at it again today! (i’m such a dummy.)

     
Floor Plan A  (Acrylic on Wood panel, 53.5cm x 53.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Floor Plan A (Acrylic on Wood panel, 53.5cm x 53.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

The perfect distribution of load bearing walls in a square floor plan. Light passes from all 4 ‘outside’ walls offering the perfect relation or balance of ‘private’ and ‘open’ space. ‘Floor Plan A’ is based entirely on the “Golden Section”,that’s why it works.

     
Antonio Lopez on Acid Landscape (Oil,guache + glue on paper on plywood, 53.5cm x 32.8cm,  Dirk Marwig 2013)

Antonio Lopez on Acid Landscape (Oil,guache + glue on paper on plywood, 53.5cm x 32.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
God watches silently as the Boogeyman takes you. (Oil on Japan-paper, 48cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

God watches silently as the Boogeyman takes you. (Oil on Japan-paper, 48cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Abort the Mundane  (Oil on canvas, 107cm x 172.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Abort the Mundane (Oil on canvas, 107cm x 172.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Today the mediocre, banal, ordinary and uninspired are glorified (just watch daytime television or these fucked up reality shows where retarded, vain “housewives” show the world just how dumb and evil they are!) This NO CULTURE/ UN-CULTURE ‘culture’ gets on my nerves. ‘Abort the Mundane’ or “TURN”(into one of them). Death to “low brow”.

     
TRANSMIGRATION (Oil on wood panel,91.5cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

TRANSMIGRATION (Oil on wood panel,91.5cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Transmigration( the migration of the soul). Can you see the head of the ‘ghost’ in the upper middle part of the painting?

     
Vertigo  (Oil on wood panel and recycled  Fir-wood built into a frame,  52.5cm x 60,2cm,  Dirk Marwig 2013)

Vertigo (Oil on wood panel and recycled Fir-wood built into a frame, 52.5cm x 60,2cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

This painting features the “Golden Rectangle”. It’s the one that has the ‘red outline’ in the centre. The idea for this painting/object came to me after visiting some people who had paintings up on the wall which were sort of hung ‘crooked’, but not on purpose. I wanted to make something that was “off” but at the same time “not off”.

     
SPEED SIMPLIFIED  (Oil on wood panel, 50.5cm x 45.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

SPEED SIMPLIFIED (Oil on wood panel, 50.5cm x 45.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Golden Section

Golden Section

(Oil on recycled paper mounted on plywood with coloured string, 44.5cm x 72cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
SENSUAL   (Oil on wood panel, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

SENSUAL (Oil on wood panel, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Just perfect circles and more perfect circles, small and large overlapping each other.

     
Philistine World View  (Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

Philistine World View (Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
MICROPHYSICS   (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

MICROPHYSICS (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
DIRK MARWIG ‘UNTITLED’   (Oil on paper,dimesions unknown,Dirk Marwig 1996,Madrid)

DIRK MARWIG ‘UNTITLED’ (Oil on paper,dimesions unknown,Dirk Marwig 1996,Madrid)

     
Seelen Flug (Oil and ink on hand-made paper,35.5cm x 25.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1991,Madrid,Spain)

Seelen Flug (Oil and ink on hand-made paper,35.5cm x 25.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1991,Madrid,Spain)

     
Fantastic Voyage (Oil and ink on cloth on wood panel, 28cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Fantastic Voyage (Oil and ink on cloth on wood panel, 28cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Unfinished    (Oil on canvas,183cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Unfinished (Oil on canvas,183cm x 244cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“It’s ‘finished’-(the painting is just called ‘Unfinished’)

     
12 Tone Scream (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

12 Tone Scream (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

This painting is inspired by the music of Alban Berg’s “Lulu”, in particular “The Lulu Suite”. Here is a YouTube video link so you can get an idea of what I’m trying to convey:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD2iJyDnDSgaM&v=2iJyDnDSgaM It gives me “goose-bumps” again and again!

     
TV  (Oil on canvas,140cm x 208.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

TV (Oil on canvas,140cm x 208.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
MEMORY(MADRID)  (Ink,pencil+oil on paper,45cm x 28.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

MEMORY(MADRID) (Ink,pencil+oil on paper,45cm x 28.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
Genie

Genie

(Oil on Japan-Paper,31.6cm x 23.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
ZOMB 8 Resurrection

ZOMB 8 Resurrection

(Oil+oil crayon on Japan-paper,59cm x 83.5cm,Dirk Marwig 1995)

     
Touché-Dirk Marwig

Touché-Dirk Marwig

(Oil on canvas,50.7cm x 60.8cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
HERE AND THERE (Oil on Japan paper on plywood, 30.5cm x 45.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

HERE AND THERE (Oil on Japan paper on plywood, 30.5cm x 45.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
BIRTH-Dirk Marwig

BIRTH-Dirk Marwig

(Oil on wood panel,183cm x 122cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
BIG PAINTING-DETAIL

BIG PAINTING-DETAIL

(Oil on canvas-detail of “Big Painting”,Dirk Marwig 1992)

     
FASTER THAN THE EYE

FASTER THAN THE EYE

Evolution of “FASTER THAN THE EYE” in the sequence of it’s creation.

     
Klang Ton  (Oil on wood panel, 62.8cm x 48.7cm,  Dirk Marwig 2012)

Klang Ton (Oil on wood panel, 62.8cm x 48.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Raum Konzept (Oil on old cotton T-shirt mounted on plywood, 39.7cm x 110.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

Raum Konzept (Oil on old cotton T-shirt mounted on plywood, 39.7cm x 110.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

I used this old T-shirt as a rag to clean my brushes… After a year or so I cut it up and mounted it on a piece of plywood. Then I painted it little by little. A very organic procedure.

     
ZEIT BILD

ZEIT BILD

(Oil+ink on treated paper on plywood board,-detail-Dirk Marwig1995)

     
TITAN WAR

TITAN WAR

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Dirk Marwig,Vancouver 2007)

     
Untitled 1993  (Oil on beat-up plywood board,122cm x 84cm, Dirk Marwig 1993 Madrid,Spain)

Untitled 1993 (Oil on beat-up plywood board,122cm x 84cm, Dirk Marwig 1993 Madrid,Spain)

I did a whole series of paintings on ‘street found’ plywood boards of all sizes and shapes the likes of which I did not modify, merely sanding them and cleaning them up a bit. I did this because I was too poor to buy proper “supports”. This is the only photo that I still have of this series(thanks to the owner of the piece in Germany).

     
FASTER THAN THE EYE

FASTER THAN THE EYE

(Oil on wood panel,61.5cm x 46.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)
Aug 2012

     
RE-SORT

RE-SORT

(Oil and ink on Japan-paper on wood panel,76.2cm x 60.8cm,2012)

     
DIMAR KWIRG

DIMAR KWIRG

(Oil,ink and pencil on Japan-paper,35.9cm x 30.6cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
PRIMI OPTRIX

PRIMI OPTRIX

(Oil on Japan-paper on plywood,53.5cm x 32.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

(Oil on canvas,Zwischenwelt-detail,Dirk Marwig 1993)

     
CONDENSED       (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

CONDENSED (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
ANALOG 2007

ANALOG 2007

(Oil on canvas,39cm x 50cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
DUMB GAME 2007

DUMB GAME 2007

(Oil and pencil on paper,24cm x 31cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
TRANSPARENT MECHANISM  (Oil on 3 primed burlap rice sacks, 65.6cm x 64.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

TRANSPARENT MECHANISM (Oil on 3 primed burlap rice sacks, 65.6cm x 64.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

ZWISCHENWELT DETAIL

(Dirk Marwig,detail: ‘Zwischenwelt’,oil on canvas,1993)

     
Game of Logic  (Oil on canvas, 60cm x 91cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

Game of Logic (Oil on canvas, 60cm x 91cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
SUPERSTRUCTURE  (Oil and pigment ink on canvas, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

SUPERSTRUCTURE (Oil and pigment ink on canvas, 51cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

“When I gaze at this, I become part of it”

     
SAFE ZONE  (Oil on canvas, 35.5cm x 25.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

SAFE ZONE (Oil on canvas, 35.5cm x 25.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
SILLY GAME

SILLY GAME

(Oil on canvas,30cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
DIRK MARWIG:ZEIT BILD

DIRK MARWIG:ZEIT BILD

(Oil+ink on treated paper on plywood board,70cm x 50cm,Madrid 1995)

     
THE BIG PAINTING   (Oil on canvas, 200cm x 155cm, Dirk Marwig 1992)

THE BIG PAINTING (Oil on canvas, 200cm x 155cm, Dirk Marwig 1992)

“I used this painting as a “Map”,”Blueprint” or “Study” for all the Objects I constructed in the next 7 years after 1992. It took me 6 months to paint, 8-10 hours a day. I also was pretty poor at the time, painting it in the small laundry room of the apartment I had with my newlywed wife. Unfortunately, I still do not have a ‘good’ photo of this painting. It deserves a good photo because there is so much information on it and the detail is amazing. I used a small catalogue image which I scanned for the representation of this great painting. The quality of this scanned image is poor. I’m very sorry!”

     
DIRK MARWIG:ZWISCHENWELT

DIRK MARWIG:ZWISCHENWELT

(Oil on canvas,100cm x 81cm,Madrid 1993)

     
INSIDE  (Oil on folded paper, 25.3cm x 32.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

INSIDE (Oil on folded paper, 25.3cm x 32.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Sometimes the inside is padded, sometimes it’s hard or harsh. Perception of the moment.

     
RESERVE 7-11 (Oil on wood panel, 91.5cm x 122cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

RESERVE 7-11 (Oil on wood panel, 91.5cm x 122cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Mystery.

     
Million Cigarettes   (Oil on wood panel, 27cm x 62.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Million Cigarettes (Oil on wood panel, 27cm x 62.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Applied colour theory makes the eye move around and around, forever. SO SIMPLE.

     
Nine  (Oil on canvas, 76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Nine (Oil on canvas, 76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Feel good painting.

     
DIRK MARWIG:CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

DIRK MARWIG:CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

CONDENSED-Detail- (Oil on wood panel,122cm x 91.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
UNTITLED-A-2007

UNTITLED-A-2007

(Oil on canvas,76cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
Cables Crossed  (Oil on hardwood panel, 20.2cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Cables Crossed (Oil on hardwood panel, 20.2cm x 40.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

(Oil and ink on old plywood door,120.7cm x 57.5cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
Swimming Against (Oil on cotton mounted on plywood, 26.3cm x 40.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

Swimming Against (Oil on cotton mounted on plywood, 26.3cm x 40.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

The story of my life.

     
Komposition Null  (Oil and  archival ink on wood panel, 76cm x 34cm,  Dirk Marwig 2010)

Komposition Null (Oil and archival ink on wood panel, 76cm x 34cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

     
Planet X -Nibiru-  (Oil on my old cut up ‘work’ T-shirt mounted on plywood, 45.5cm x 108.5cm,  Dirk Marwig 2011)

Planet X -Nibiru- (Oil on my old cut up ‘work’ T-shirt mounted on plywood, 45.5cm x 108.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

This painting just “happened”. Genetic memory? I believe so. WHY IS INFORMATION KEPT FROM THE PEOPLE?

     
MESSAGE

MESSAGE

(Oil on wood/canvas,39cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
Flat and Off #2  (Oil on canvas mounted on plywood, 38cm x 48.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Flat and Off #2 (Oil on canvas mounted on plywood, 38cm x 48.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

*This was also an experiment from 2008: I never liked medieval art- it was usually flat and basically all elements in the paintings depicting religious or feudal scenes were “off”… but somehow there was ‘something’ that did touch me in a way that I did not understand. With this little experiment I incorporated of what I found to be ‘charming’ in medieval art (the lack of perspective’, the compartmentalization, the ultramarine blue) the ‘theme’, of course, is updated. When I finish what I’m working on now I intend to build an elaborate gilded frame to finally finish this painting.

     
Still Life (Oil on cotton cloth mounted on plywood, 42.5cm x 54cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

Still Life (Oil on cotton cloth mounted on plywood, 42.5cm x 54cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

It’s a still life. You just have to squint your eyes!

     
16 times 17days

16 times 17days

(Oil on canvas,61cm x 76cm,Vancouver 2006)

     
Clean State  (Oil on canvas, 76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Clean State (Oil on canvas, 76cm x 61cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
7 CIRCLES

7 CIRCLES

(Oil on canvas,61cm x 61cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
THE RED-ORANGE CARPET (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

THE RED-ORANGE CARPET (Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

(Oil on wood panel, 76cm x 114cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
8 Outside (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

8 Outside (Oil on canvas, 122cm x 91.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

This was line/colour experiment: Eight focal points outside the canvas coming from all 4 sides(2 focal points on each side). All the coloured lines that come from(or go to) the 8 focal points are ‘mirrored’ through the centre again then painted (again) in the complementary colours.
The 4 colours(blue,red,green and yellow) colours are pure(not mixed)just painted in very thin layers on top of each other. The white line just highlights the shape created through multiple repetition.