"Heike LIN Triebel is a German artist, based near Frankfurt. Her creative process determines her originality. Each painting is realized starting from the background, what usually takes a back seat. For Triebel the canvas is like a sky full of clouds to observe until imagining forms to be painted. The artist is inspired by the colors, mostly shades of light blue and blue, as in the case of her series entitled "Wild Horses" consisting of nine paintings. Triebel then realizes material backgrounds through several superimposed layers of acrylic paint, varnish, gauze and oxidation media, approaching the Italian artist Alberto Burri. After an observation phase, the artist begins to paint the subjects that emerge naturally from cracks, spatulates and oxidations. As can be guessed from the title, from these blue backgrounds the artist brings out horses as main subject. The history of art is imbued with equine representations that often symbolize strength, as in the case of the work of Umberto Boccioni "La città che sale" made in 1910; Horses are also subjects that can be used to represent anxiety as in the case of "The nightmare" by the romantic painter Johann H. Fussli, or even more the horse par excellence: Selene’s horse of the Parthenon, kept at the British Museum in London. The most emblematic example of this series is the canvas entitled "Wild Horses IX" in which three horses impose themselves with power on the canvas. The force is perceptible by the movement: they seem to gallop among the impetuous waters of a stormy sea. The feeling is that the subjects tended to escape from the canvas, challenging the viewer through their straight and decisive looks."
Critical text by Giorgia Massari Art Curator
Wild Horses, IX