Metamorphosis through „The Colour White"
Friedhard Meyer actually in his paintings is working with Veiling Techniques. He discovered the colour White as the noblest and most elegant method of veiling the subjects of his paintings. White is able to cover up or to unveil what lies beneath. Thus Friedhard Meyer has complete control over the things he would like to reveal openly and those he prefers hidden away in the deeper layers of paint. He moves between methods that veil things through abstraction and others that make them visible through representation.
In these paintings a colourful basis is gradually erased by White, until only a little of the colour is visible ( sometimes more, sometimes less ).The colours particularly are shining behind the White.The nobless of White is shown.
This process is that of a metamorphosis through “The Colour White”.t is going along with the change from a colourful lively abstract or figurative prepainting to a more harmonious and calm perception in the end phase of the veiling process through White.
This method often transforms the painting into a poetic, dreamy and mysterious world that still foreshadows the things behind.
For the observer it is exciting to discover the hidden worlds behind the White.