Edgar Diehl creates precisely designed geometrical paintings on aluminum supports. The aluminum is often bent or contorted with emphasis on the pattern and each work utilizes a limited palette, carefully chosen for its reactivity. The outcome is a perceptual puzzle. Often, when the viewer engages this puzzle, it can force a sudden awareness of light, color, space, and the subjective nature of vision. Depending on one’s perspective, Edgar’s paintings are reliefes, wall sculptures, objects, or paintings. As such, they are versatile and conversational, not content simply fitting in with a particular group or movement in the history of painting.
Edgar Diehl studied architecture at the TU in Berlin and painting, wall painting, and art theory at the Stadel Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt, Germany. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the US, with notable shows at Conny Dietzschold Gallery in Sydney, Australia; Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel, Kunstverein Erlangen, Bunsen Goetz Galerie, Nuremberg in Germany; Art Amsterdam; the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, and more. Edgar Diehl was twice nominated for the Andre Évard Art Award at the Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel in Germany. His work is included in numerous corporate collections: Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Institute fur Zukunftsforschung, Worpswede, Nestle-Gruppe Deutschland, Tetra-Pak Gruppe Deutchland, Wiesbadener Volksbank, Wiesbaden, Germany, and more. The artist is represented by Pentimenti Gallery.