After spending the first few years with graphic art like etching, woodcuts and lithography he now dedicates more and more time to painting in oil and drawing.
Throughout his work Eckhard Gehrmann expresses his fondness of nature and the inspiration he draws from it. You will find many references to basic elements extracted from nature in his entire body of work. The pictures and paintings produced in recent years are not bound to the object as such. They display a complexity in the clear consistent use of shape and closeness to nature which is influenced by his early and intensive drawing studies.
The paintings are dealing with particular forms and structures without concrete reference to the precise individual forms and shapes which trigger the interest of the artist. Eckhard Gehrmann derives his main inspiration from the universally valid structures within certain objects. These take a direct influence on the creating process.
Through a layering of different shapes and colour several elements are interwoven in one painting. These can be superimpositions which convey space or more conceptual graphic structures. The paintings develop a life of their own in the free creating process and the initial conception of the picture may step into the background.