Günther Uecker (1930) is one of Germany’s most renowned artists internationally.
“My body plays a big role in the proportions of my works. The movement[s] are choreographic symbols that fill a frame. The accessibility of the frame’s borders is the scope.” – Günther Uecker
Günther Uecker paints with his bare hands, strikes wooden panels with an ax, designs monumental sculptures, and creates installations out of sand, but he is probably best-known for the nails that have characterized his work since 1956. Along with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene he is considered to have been the heart of the ZERO movement, the world’s most defining avant-garde movement until the end of the 1960s and also featuring artists including Yves Klein and Christian Megert.
Günther Uecker has reinvented himself and his artistic work again and again throughout the decades, exhibiting an impressive spectrum of expressive forms. Nails are undoubtedly one of the artist’s best-known symbols, simultaneously his subject and his tool. Uecker’s relief-like, three-dimensional nail embossing pieces on white paper are among his most sought-after artworks, while his graphic works also exhibit exceptional expressive power!
Günther Uecker’s unmistakable body of work evidences an impressive spectrum of expressive forms and has made him one of Germany’s most renowned artists on the international stage. We provide you with a characteristic selection of editions by Günther Uecker: more pieces upon request.
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