German artist Klaus Merkel is known for his outstanding paintings and deservedly so, with their uncompromising scale and bold sweeping brush marks they investigate the conceptual tasks of painting. Patternbank love the bold colour combinations, abstract shapes with blocks of colour against textured brush marks and grid formations. Klaus Merkel was born in Heidelberg (DE) in 1953 and lives and works in Freiburg (DE). You can see more of his work at
















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