Alto Kirchhoff
Visual artist

Grew up from 1955 in Essen/NRW and after changing school years graduated with Abitur. Then studied communication design from 1975 to 1982 at the Folkwangschule, University of Essen. During his studies he was tutor and assistant to Prof. Paul Schüllner and for 7 semesters student representative on the examination board.
Further studies with Prof. Otto Näscher and Prof. Willy Fleckhaus. 1982 graduation with 26 large-format egg tempera paintings on canvas.
Since 1982 freelance work in Jade, near Oldenburg. This is in the fields of fine art, sculpture, object art and graphic design. During this time, constantly changing exhibitions in his own house with attached studio, since 2016 in the gallery Arts House Contemporary in this same house.

Since 1982 Kirchhoff works as a painter, sculptor, furniture designer and graphic designer. As a painter expressive between abstraction and figuration, while consistently simplified and intensely colored. As a sculptor often constructive, stele-like with characteristic material structures, thereby unpainted natural or expressively colored. As an object designer recognizably sustainable and reduced to diagonally divided flat rectangular forms.
In the main, the overall work is fancy own with reduced form elements and painterly structures. The formal elements are consistently rectilinear and exaggerated in color. Overall, Kirchhoff moves within an aesthetic concept that must be overwritten as spontaneous and expressive naturalness. This means that the materials are preserved in structure and surface. The actual artistic sense is imposed by the form and color treatment and thus experiences its effect.
The painting thereby reaches the limit of ordinariness through the rapid abstraction of the painting method. This, combined with the rules of archaic gestalt characteristics, gives rise to a work of perpetual permanence through extensive possibilities of translation. A multilayered and definitely consistent complete work in this so-called spontaneous naturalness.

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