Patrick Gabler was born in Munich in 1967 and lives and works in Hamburg since 1989. He studied at Hamburg University of Applied Science. His large scale drawings of the Circle and Cosmos Cycle are on view as a continuing body of works on paper since 2004.
Marks of imaginative and romantic landscapes rotate in Patrick Gabler's large Indian ink drawings and present a contemplative, but also a complex and moving image of labyrinths. Inspired by the landscape painting and drawings of the romantic era, he forms circles, comets, moons and pine trees out of the many little, swaying brushstrokes, which can be viewed as a contemporary variation of cartographies and Copernican systems.- Most of the works in the series make reference to reduced geometric charts from antiquity and the Middle Ages with their tradition of representing the sky or the cosmos in a circular shape.
With uttermost gentle implementation, the precise alignment of elements in his vision, Gabler can bring each single brushstroke to paper only once. This flowing technique suits the creation of his natural subjects well, enhancing their appearance, effused from each stroke, turn and swing.
Besides that Gabler’s drawings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in and beyond Germany, his work has been acquired by the Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen in Berlin (Museum for prints and drawings) and the Achenbach Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco for their public collections.