'Acryllage 4' by Rafael Gerlach aka SatOne, 2021
25.6 x 19.75 Inches
65 x 50 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on 210gsm Hahnemühle archival fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 50 (#50/50)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
SatOne is self-employed artist in Munich, originally from Venezuela.
The skilled graphic designer discovered his interest in graffiti in early life, developed his very own style in an intensive way and found a formal vocabulary, that perpetrated a fascinating middle course between technocracy and the artwork of imaginary worlds. The gures seem futuristic-abstract, still don ́t miss a certain clemency by having organic forms and faces.
The skilful mixture of graphic style and free elements brings suspense and opens up worlds, in which graphic design and abs- tract art melt into an inseparable unity. The technical precision makes us think of digital work - still it is impossible to determine this work to one certain style - it is far too self-contained.
It is pictures in the "possible"-modus that SatOne often use as a language for his artwork. This conjunctive does not only stand for musing about potential motives, but also for a lissome itting between styles.
"Urbanism“ is not an art form as such but may be the most suitable concept for SatOne ́s work: anonymity of metropolises and diversity meet sentimentality, yearning for nature and lyciral elements. Allusions are fallbacks to experiences and memories - SatOne ́s work releases a pulse. Interpretive dominance is welcome, in this case even without ifs, buts and conjunctives.