Ludolf R. Grollé
Hailing from Europe, Ludolf Grollé is an active contemporary painter on the Canadian Art Scene focusing on both abstract expressionism as well as impressionism.
Ludolf defines achieving his style as “I feel it necessary to hone in on massive colour detail - but in a vague abstractness; A haze of colour, thought, smoke, passion; the impact on the mind, and on the individual.”
Ludolf’s paintings evolve somewhere in that amorphous area of between reality, figurative and allegory.
Gestural and innovative abstraction in the sweeps and layering of thick, gessoed and textured patches of acrylic have such an expressive quality that each work sends a clear and distinct message to the viewer.
An interpretation of the Artist’s intention expressed in their own sentiment relative to the subject matter; evokes an emotional response.
Colour plains are not only evident in the action of the material on canvas, but the paint appears to evoke the pictorial techniques used by artists to describe the powerful aspects of the the sub-conscious and the inner soul.
As with many of the great Abstract artists there seems to be a sensory reaction to the dynamics of the elements embraced by Grollé, in what is, clearly an image brought into being through his intuitive technique.
Written by Professor John F. Walter ~ 2007. Founder of the Pre-Simulationist Movement
Author of various critiques on Neural Mind Mapping. Creative Writer, Playwright and Poet.