About the exhibition

Gunter Reski (* 1963 in Bochum, Germany) fascinates the viewer of his works through the combination of pictorial figuration and symbolic language in a uniquely aesthetic condensation of forms. Corresponding text fragments and surrealist scenes from everyday life develop into an artistic strategy of his own in Gunter Reski's work. This creates scenes and perspectives that emphasize their statements in many layers, sometimes even calling their messages out into the world. They become social and political discourses that put our lives to the test in a serial dialectic of repentance and reversal.

The artist and professor of painting, Gunter Reski, who works in Berlin and Offenbach a.M., therefore knows how to hold up a mirror to our society with his works. He varies between linguistic abstraction, stylistic elements of comics and a love of even the most microscopic detail. The extensive overall concept of the exhibition and the compilation of the works were specially developed by Gunter Reski for the gallery. His works on canvas and paper not only show fascinating connections between image and writing semantics, but the exhibition is consequently understood as a syntactic unit that puts our time in the pillory of feelings and emotions.

As a special highlight, Reski's nuanced compositions unfold their visual appeal as dramaturgical wall collages that are reminiscent of postmodern poster walls. You speak of the pitfalls of consumption-oriented life in the vocabulary of an intended sensory overload. Innovative sceneries and the unique artistic processing of our present invite you to take a close look at the experimental perspectives and, like an expedition into a strange - yet so well-known world, to discover the artist's dynamic visual rhetoric.

From 17 September to 31 October 2020 the exhibition Trennungen bei Wörtern & Menschen (Separation of Words & People) will be presented at the Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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