Oil Paintings 1970-1980
Peter Dotrel’s paintings after 1970 are in clear contrast to his early work. The moody, mainly abstract pictures are often composed with lines and geometrical forms or are arranged around stereometric objects. At that time the masters of the Viennese school of Fantastic Realism achieved great successes and Dotrel too could not resist reflecting on surrealism. Therefore motifs like openings in other dimensions or elements from the form language of Salvador Dalí, René Magritte or Max Ernst can be found in his works of art. The thin application of paint and the unobtrusive brush strokes are in contrast to his early work. Peter Dotrel’s paintings now have an introvert and atmospheric aura and are devoted to the subconscious and to imaginary worlds.