Oto Rimele is a painter, visual artist and author of visual spatial settings. He expresses himself with form and colour.
As regards construction, his images are created is such a way as to enable radiation of colour light. The images are accurately placed into the space of the exposition area and achieve the creation of non-material colour communication: his images-objects enable the light of the space to pass into the light of the image, the silence and the inner sound of the image.
Rimele strives to achieve such a state of the visual image that will establish, in the interaction with the spectator and the space, the state of wholeness: the artistic image is here in order for the spectator to be able to become aware of himself again and enter the dimension of his non-materiality.
His art work could be described as “spiritual minimalism” and corresponds to the European sacral tradition and contemporary authors such as Mark Rothko, Anish Kapoor, James Turell, Bill Viola, Arvo Pärt.
Rimele finished undergraduate and postgraduate studies of fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. For the purpose of his studies, he has travelled around Europe, Great Britain and the States. Currently, he is Full Professor at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.
He has presented himself to the audience in numerous individual and group expositions.
Recently, an important book of his artwork has been published, entitled Oto Rimele: Spirituality of Material Absence, which was written in co-operation with an important connoisseur of world art Professor Dr. Jure Mikuž.
Additional information on the author and his work can be found at the website www.otorimele.com.
Keywords: pure form, colour reflection, sublim, abstract, sacral, light, minimalism
“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against the other creates. A phosphorescent jewel gives off its glow and colour in the dark and loses its beauty in the light of the day. Were it not for the shadow, there would be no beauty.”
Jun’ichiro – Tanizaki, In the Praise of Shadows
“One person knows how to carve the sound of water from a granite cube; another person cannot do it.”