Günther Uecker

27. 6.-30. 9. 1997

International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)

Günther Uecker, Pillory, 1992, lithograph; recipient of the Grand Prix, 21th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1995.

The exhibition included twenty prints made between 1984 and 1996. Günther Uecker is one of the first artists of post-war modernism who intensively explored optical phenomena and the repetition of series of structures, thereby enabling spectators to participate in the artistic process. He often created his works by covering quite ordinary objects with roofing nails or by circularly gluing the nails on wood or embossing them on canvas. Very early on, nails became the main formative means of his artworks. Later, he also became interested in elementary phenomena, such as light, sand and water. As an all-round artist, he was active in almost all art forms, from painting, object art and installation art to stage design, film and printmaking. All this also interested him in printmaking. He mostly transferred his ideas from three-dimensional space to paper with the help of lithography, etching and woodcut.