Born in Wilhelmshaven in 1961, in 1984 Folkert Rasch began studying painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, under Professors Lienhard von Monkiewitsch and Hermann Albert. In 1978 he became a master student of Prof. Hermann Albert.
Folkert Rasch is not a pure representative of realism, nor of naturalism, because the viewer of his pictures does not experience any confirmation of the familiar contexts that objects have in everyday life. Rather, materiality and thinghood are emphasized. Houses, boats, lighthouses and trees appear more “striking” in the paintings than in the landscapes we know from our own experience. The division in the pictorial space often follows the golden ratio.
Compositionally as well as conceptually, his paintings show a strict order of their own, especially of the iconic moments.
Folkert Rasch lives and works in Cologne.