At the top of Raimund Berthold’s show notes reads the word “drowning”, although the subject matter isn’t quite that depressing, it gives you an idea of what’s to come. Protective textures of rubber and coated cotton to save you from the wet were on just about everything. While we’re on the aquatic theme, shapes were flowing with the stand out sleeveless coat rippling from shoulder to ankle.
Sunny side up
Aside from the obligatory charcoal black, the only colour on show at Berthold was sunshine yellow. Sure to be a welcome feature come next winter, whole Dulux colour charts of warm yellow panned out over pieces in an earthy glow.
Life imitating art
Inspired by German artist Franz Erhard Walther, whose largest piece resurfaced at Art Basel last year, Berthold joined the artist in his questioning of art as a wall bound “thing”. Matching his style not only in his colour choice (a key piece of Walther’s is yellow), Berthold minimalism evokes similar feelings as Walther’s work.