The artist Gunther Uecker is presented by Gallery Zimmermann & Heitmann Gunther Uecker was born in Mecklenburg in 1930 and is one of the most famous German painters and object artist. Uecker was famous mainly for his paintings of nail that already during his studies at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. These nail pictures achieve a dynamic effect due to their relief-like surface. Especially the light caused by the alignment of the nails and incidence of shadow and the white surface of the images affect the dematerialized impression of images. Uecker nail pictures draw the viewer into its spell and create it, skillfully to captivate the viewer’s gaze. Already in these first years of his career, Uecker experimentation regarding the nail pictures knew no bounds.
Soon he began to provide everyday objects with nail reliefs. However, Gunther Uecker work is not limited to its nail pictures. As in 1961, he joined the artist group ZERO, he began with the kinetic light art to employ. “Together with Gerhard Richter, he staged the demonstration museums may be habitable places”. in 1970, Uecker as well as Georg Karl Pfahler and Thomas Lenk, Heinz Mack was represented at the Venice Biennale. After longer stays abroad, where he travelled to South America, Africa and Asia, he took positions since 1980 in his works prefers to political topics.
So he dealt with in his cycle ash pictures”such as the Chernobyl disaster. 1995 Uecker taught as a professor at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. Was the former member of the ZERO movement Gunther Uecker 2008 in establishing the zero Foundation involved, which had set itself the goal to obtain the ZERO movement and to promote. ZERO was founded, to which with a surfeit of ballast postwar art to clean and a new beginning of an hour befrachtete zero”to justify. Opposed to the forced drama of the second world war, the art should now be part of a purer, heileren world and a hopeful and idealistic Radiate life. Gunther Uecker in Dusseldorf will be presented by Zimmermann & Heitmann Gallery on the Konigsallee.