Günther Uecker (*1930 in Wendorf, Mecklenburg) studied from 1949–1953 at the Fachschule für angewandte Kunst in Wismar and at the Berlin Weißensee School of Art. 1955–1958 he completed his studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. From 1961 he was a member of the avant-garde group ZERO, and 1975–1995 he was professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He gained prominence through his “nail works.” By contrast, however, during his extensive travels, mostly in Asia, he captured his impressions and experiences of the landscape around him in quickly recorded watercolors of masterful quality. It is these small-format works that appear in this exhibition, showing at times an ecstatic luminosity of color and presenting at others ink formulations reminiscent of Japanese picture scrolls, all executed with perfect nuance.

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