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Just as the title confidently announces, the cycle focuses solely on the subject of colour and more precisely on its effect. The arena of this ‘spectacle’ is the square, the circle is its protagonist. All of the CHROMATICS paintings radiate with a matured light that could be construed as the embodiment of an inner light.

 It can equally be interpreted as the key to the emotions and to a spiritual dimension. Ernestine creates with her large-format CHROMATICS paintings “fields of presence” using  colour merely as an aid, an „instrument for eliciting a basic human emotion”.






CHROMATICS I turquoise

CHROMATICS I ultra blue




CHROMATICS I deep green



CHROMATICS I black red gold I white gold


This serie gives an insight into Ernestine´s artistic colour cosmos during the lock-down phase 2020-2021. The social isolation influences her cretion- and transformation process and triggers a further developement. The result of this process are CIRCELS arranged in different set- installations. In a nutshell: „Colour Pop Ups“„Colour Clouds“ or „Colour Cluster“ Wooden disks in varied colour shades are made in various sizes ranging from XL, L, M, S and miniature sizes.


The circular lines drawn on the wall create the connections and networks between the coloured discs and reflect the most primal human need for community. We humans form an invisible network of relationships – a network of transactions, conversations, encounters and clashes. The artists „colour circle installations“ are a reminder of this expression of human relationships, the celebration of their complexity and illuminate the power of an inherent, collective intelligence.

CIRCLES – bali colour pop ups I 9 disks

CIRCLES – colour pop ups I red I green I magenta I orange I yellow I turquoise

CIRCLES –  colour cloud I 31 disks

CIRCLES – colour cloud I circle installation I 37 disks

CIRCLES – colour cloud I square installation I 37 disks

CIRCLES – colour cloud I re-essambled installation I 4 disks I 12 disks I 30 disks


The underlying shading of these paintings is dominated by dark tones, creating a chromatic atmosphere that enshrouds the centre in a darkness tantamount to visual silence.


This spatial chromatic muteness is subtly accentuated by the layers of colour, which become brighter and increasingly luminous as they extend to the edges.

DIAMONDS I ultra                                                                                                                                                           DIAMONDS I lilac

DIAMONDS I orange red                                                                                                                                                DIAMONDS I magenta red

DIAMONDS I peach                                                                                                                                                

DIAMONDS I black into white                                                                                                                                       DIAMONDS I white into black

DIAMONDS I indigo turquoise – two hanging options                                                                                                DIAMONDS I red blue – two hanging options

DIAMONDS I turquoise blue – two hanging options                                                                                                  DIAMONDS I magenta pink I lime green

DIAMONDS I reliefs I white into yellow – left painting                                                                                               DIAMONDS I yellow into orange red – right painting


The ‘glossy colour’ cycle is a testimony to the artist’s inquisitive spirit, not only in relation to the formal or chromatic aspects of painting but also the physical dimension of colour. As already implied in the term ‘glossy’,

the focus in these paintings is mainly on new possibilities of perception and novel appearances of the painting or colour surfaces, achieved through an admixture of reflecting colour particles to the paint..

GLOSSY I turquoise I gold I rosé I 9 pieces

GLOSSY I turquoise I 3 pieces

GLOSSY I  gold I 3 pieces

GLOSSY I  rosé I 3 pieces

GLOSSY I couple red

GLOSSY I volto santo á troi

GLOSSY I volto santo I red


This concept ensures the painting a vital, vibrational balance between calm and movement, beginning and end, the line and the plane,

and opacity and transparency, thus adding force to the impression of the paintings as a visual “place”

PLACES I melting heART II 

PLACES I melting heART III – ultra

PLACES I melting heART IV – red

PLACES I klimARTzones III – shades of green

PLACES I klimARTzones II – shades of blue

PLACES I klimARTzones VII                                                                                                                    PLACES I klimARTzones VI – sold

PLACES I klimARTzones VI

PLACES I melting sienna                                                                                                        PLACES I melting lilac

PLACES I red gate                                                                                                                      PLACES I melting yellow into violet


The dominant figure in the ‘portals’ paintings is a sleek, globe or upright ellipse, a geometric shape that when drawn precisely requires two focal points. This intimates the symbolism underlying the series: polarity and unity. The atmosphere thus created by the colours

does in fact suggest movement or a suction from the outside inwards, and gives the round ball or ellipse the appearance of a portal or threshold, a passage leading from real space to image space, from linear time to image time, from viewing to seeing.

PORTALS I chama circle 1 I chama circle 2 I chama circle 3

PORTALS I black – yellow – orange I layered circle I black – lilac – yellow

PORTALS I turquoise – rosé I indigo – yellow

PORTALS I gate 2 I gate 4 I square plates can be re-arranged

PORTALS I seed of light I gate ONE


When approaching these sound portals, spuare relief sculptures with a circular valley indented inwards and towards the center, the concavity of the surface isurprisingly transforms into an illusory convexity within the optical field of observation. Ernestine Faux creates a unique visual narrative path with her relief sculptures, whereby knowledge and exprience are absorbed by the stimulating proberties of form, surface, colour, space

and light operating within the realm of vision.

The artistically skillful, elaborated colour transitions of the abstract relief paintings not only sharpen the visual awareness of the viewer, but also open up a noticeable acoustic vibration field through the colour that raises the awareness of the participant,  the boundaries between epistemology and experience.

RELIEF I ultra blue – gold I CONCAVE

RELIEF I ultra blue – gold I CONVEX

RELIEF I black – copper I CONCAVE

RELIEF I black – silver I CONCAVE

RELIEF I black – gold I CONCAVE

RELIEF I black red I gold I CONCAVE


RELIEF I ultra blue I white I CONCAVE

RELIEF I black I white I CONCAVE



The basic chromatic mood – and the ‘image time’ – of the large-format paintings of the ‘skys’ series is twilight; whether dusk or dawn is meant, remains an open question. With the diptychs, consisting of two square canvases, the artist alludes to a mutual reflections of

dusk and dawn.                                                                   The three-part works, which are also composed of squares, portray the ‘light event’ occurring during twilight as a ‘moving picture’ similar to a film.

SKY I free day I

SKY I morning sky

SKY I vergin day 

SKY I evening sun


The series simply entitled ‘squares’ is Ernestine Faux’s variations on the Huldigung an das Quadrat (Homage to the Square, by Josef Albers) and as such

a witness to the inexhaustible potential inherent in this shape, second only to the circle in its geometric perfection.

SQUARES – green I firebrick

SQUARES – coral red I blue green

SQUARES – ultra blue I triptych I hanging options

SQUARES – cobalt blue I magenta I tritych

SQUARES – couple yellow grey I couple indigio yellow

SQUARES – couple red black I couple red white

SQUARES – red into black into white I triptych I  indigo into red

SQUARES – gate red I song of life green into yellow


Circle segments, drawn within squares and rectangles, are repeated in sequence, revealing a wave form. The elements of the paintings are predominated by shades of magenta and reddish orange.

The choice of colours reinforces the symbolism and effect of the wave as an expression of pulsating energy.

WAVES – orange I green I black I blue

WAVES – retro – rust

WAVES – red – magenta – reassemble III

WAVES – red – magenta – reassemble III a + b

WAVES – mas millenium wave VII

WAVES – rose – blue – reassemble II

WAVES – blue – rose – reassemble II

WAVES – rose – blue – reassemble II a

WAVES –  green I blue VIII

WAVES – magenta-mud I

WAVES – turquoise – orange IX

WAVES – red I green 

WAVES – flame – reassemble I a

WAVES – flame – reassemble I b

WAVES – flame – reassemble I c