FRANZ GERTSCH. Nature's Secret
26 October 2013 - 16 February 2014
Franz Gertsch, born in 1930 in Mörigen in the canton of Bern, is one of most important contemporary Swiss artists. The exhibition will feature about thirty-five large-format paintings and woodcuts that represent a cross-section of his artistic work. Franz Gertsch became known for his photorealistic and hyperrealistic painting. This was later supplemented by woodcuts that are unique in terms of their technique and format. He approaches reality in an extraordinary way in his painterly and graphic work. Based on photographs or slides, the paintings done with brushes adhere to an individual logic within the pictures themselves that aims at the absolute coherence of all of the elements.
Franz Gertsch has counted among the most prominent artists worldwide since his participation in documenta 5 in Kassel in 1972.
|At Luciano's House, 1973, Acryl auf ungrundierter Baumwolle, 243 x 344 cm, Sammlung Sander, © Franz Gertsch 2013||Johanna I, 1984, Acryl auf ungrundierter Baumwolle, 330 x 340 cm, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz|
Fotos: Volker Naumann